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

The funding opportunity announcements were released on Feb. 10, 2016.
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Proposed Calendar

February 10, 2016
Drought Resliency Projects and Drought Contingency Planning Funding Opportunity Announcement Posted

April 11, 2016
Drought Resiliency Projects and Drought Contingency Planning Applications Due

July 2016
Drought Resiliency Projects and Drought Contingency Planning Selections expected to be announced

September 2016
Grants Expected to be Awarded


News Releases

February 10, 2016
Funding Opportunities for Drought Contingency Planning and Resiliency Projects Available from Bureau of Reclamation

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: April 22, 2016