Draft Drought Evaluation Criteria
The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comment on its draft Drought Response Program evaluation criteria. This new program, based on its existing drought authorities, will provide funding for drought contingency planning, implementation of projects to build long-term resiliency to drought and implementation of emergency drought actions. More...
Title I: Assistance During Droughts
Title I allows Reclamation to undertake activities that would minimize or mitigate drought damages or losses within the 17 Reclamation States including tribes within those states, and Hawaii. Any construction activities undertaken shall be limited to temporary facilities, with the exception of well construction.
Click here for the list of entities that are currently eligible to request Title I emergency drought assistance.
Title II: Drought Contingency Planning
Title II provides for assistance in drought planning. All 50 states and U.S. territories are eligible for Title II planning assistance.
Drought Program Contacts
Great Plains Region
Lower Colorado Region
Pacific Northwest Region
Upper Colorado Region
Last Updated: February 11, 2015