This funding opportunity supports the implementation of drought mitigation projects that build long-term resilience to drought. Through this funding opportunity, Reclamation provides financial assistance for projects that, when implemented, will increase water supply reliability and improve water management.
The DRP funding opportunity offers four task areas (Tasks A-D) for project implementation to improve water supply reliability. Task A projects include infrastructure improvements, Task B includes groundwater recovery projects, Task C projects are decision support tools to improve water management, and Task D includes domestic water supply projects for Tribes or disadvantaged communities that do not currently have reliable water supplies.
For Tasks A-C, Reclamation can provide up to 50% of project costs, not to exceed $5 million in federal funds. For Task D projects, Reclamation can provide up to $10 million in Federal funds. Task D requires a 5% non-federal cost-share; however, applicants can request a cost-share waiver. Please see the funding opportunity for more information regarding cost-share.