The Bureau of Reclamation's FY 2020/2021 WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Contingency Planning Grants Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is now available on grants.gov. Applications are accepted through Wednesday February 5, 2020 at 4pm MST for FY20 funding. The FOA will be updated in early 2020 with the FY21 application submission deadline.
Under the Drought Contingency Planning FOA, applicants can request up to $200K to develop a drought contingency plan, or plan update, in two years. There is a cost-share waiver available under exceptional/limited circumstances (see C.2. in the FOA). Eligible applicants include states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority in the 17 Western United States and Hawaii.
The Bureau of Reclamation is hosting a webinar on Tuesday November 19th at 10:30am MST to discuss this funding opportunity:
Webex Meeting link: https://bor.webex.com/bor/j.php?MTID=m68b30c1991dbdd0d3ed3e128a72cbcde
Meeting number: 909 747 621 and Password: BasHFp8y