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 Plan Fact Sheet

Drought Response Plan Frequently Asked Questions

Drought Response Plan PowerPoint

Drought Response Program Framework

Announcements


Current Status

The Drought Response Program Funding Opportunity Announcement applications are currently under review.


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

Summer 2015
Selection Projects Announced

September 2015
Grants Expected to be Awarded


News Releases

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: July 6, 2015