Reclamation will provide financial assistance on a competitive basis for applicants to develop a drought contingency plan or to update an existing plan to meet the required elements described in the Drought Response Framework.
Most drought contingency planning processes are structured to address the three following questions:
- How will we recognize the next drought in the early stages?
- How will drought affect us?
- How can we protect ourselves from the next drought?
The planning process is structured to help planners answer these three questions and to encourage an open and inclusive planning effort that employs a proactive approach to build long-term resiliency to drought.