Drought Response Program

The Bureau of Reclamation's Drought Response Program supports a proactive approach to drought by providing assistance to water managers to: develop and update comprehensive drought plans, and implement projects that will build long-term resiliency to drought.

Program areas include:


Drought Response Program Fact Sheet

Drought Response Program Frequently Asked Questions

Drought Response Program PowerPoint

Drought Response Program Framework


Current Status

The Fiscal Year 2018 funding opportunties for Drought Contingency Planning and Drought Resiliency Projects closed in February. The applications for Drought Resiliency Projects were announced on June 26, 2018. The selected projects for Drought Contingency Planning were announced on May 22, 2018.

Proposed Calendar

November 2017

February 2018

  • Feb 7: Drought Contingency Planning Applications Due
  • Feb. 13: Drought Resiliency Projects Applications Due

May 2018

June 2018

Last Updated: June 27, 2018