Drought Response Program

The Bureau of Reclamation's new Drought Response Program supports a proactive approach to drought. It will provide assistance to water users for drought contingency planning, including consideration of climate change information and to take actions that will build long-term resiliency to drought.

Program funding will be allocated through a competitive process.

Program areas include:

Documents

Drought Response Program Fact Sheet

Drought Response Program Frequently Asked Questions

Drought Response Program PowerPoint

Drought Response Program Framework

Announcements


Current Status

Drought Response Program Resiliency Projects and Contingency Planning Grants Announced on August 12, 2015


Proposed Calendar

February 10, 2015
Draft Drought Program Evaluation Criteria Released for Public Comment

March 12, 2015
Comments due on Draft Drought Program Evaluation Criteria

May 11, 2015
Funding Opportunities Released

August 12, 2015
Resiliency Projects and Contingency Planning Grants Announced

September 2015
Grants Expected to be Awarded


News Releases

August 12, 2015
Reclamation Selects 23 Projects Totaling $5.2 Million to Build Drought Resiliency in Nine States

May 11, 2015
Bureau of Reclamation Releases Two Funding Opportunity Announcements to Promote Drought Contingency Planning and Resiliency Projects

Feburary 11, 2015
Draft Drought Program Evaluation Criteria Released for Public Comment

Last Updated: 8/25/15