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:
The Bureau of Reclamation announced that it is making grant funding available under the WaterSMART Drought Response Program to develop and update drought contingency plans that will build long-term resiliency to drought. Read More →
The Bureau of Reclamation announced that it is making grant funding available to assist communities build long-term resilience for future droughts. Part of the WaterSMART Drought Response Program, this funding opportunity is for projects in 2020 and 2021. Read More →
Bureau of Reclamation selects 18 projects to receive $9 million in WaterSMART grants to prepare and build resilience to drought
Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that 18 projects will receive a total of $9 million to prepare for drought. These projects will provide more flexibility and reliability for communities while reducing the need for emergency actions during a drought. The funding provided is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior's WaterSMART Program. Read More →
Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that the El Dorado County Water Agency and Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District will receive $260,000, combined, to prepare drought contingency plans. The funding provided is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior's WaterSMART initiative. Read More →.
Reclamation's WaterSMART Program provided information and discussed the current funding opportunities that are available on August 20, 2019. View the Presentation.