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DWR Schedules Public Workshop on Prop 50 Water Use Efficiency Grants and Draft Funding Recommendations.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has scheduled June 1, 2005 for a public workshop to discuss its Draft Funding Recommendation for the 2005 Funding Cycle of Water Use Efficiency Grants. This program implements Chapter 7, Section 79550 (g) of Proposition 50, which provides funding for agricultural and urban water efficiency projects.

Information on the review and selection process, as well as the contract development steps for successful projects will be provided at the workshop.

DWR received 174 proposals requesting approximately $146 million in grant funds. DWR has a total of $34 million available for this fiscal year.

The list of the projects recommended for DWR funding and other related information will be posted shortly before the workshop at

 Wednesday, June 1, 2005 -- 9:30 a.m. until Noon
 Bonderson Building, Hearing Room A
 901 "P" Street
 Sacramento, CA 95814

The deadline for public comment on the Draft Funding Recommendation is 3 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2005. Interested persons need not attend the workshop to submit comments to:
Baryohay Davidoff
 Department of Water Resources
 Office of Water Use Efficiency and Transfers
 901 P Street, 3rd Floor
 Sacramento, CA 95814

The Department of Water Resources operates and maintains the State Water Project, provides dam safety and flood control and inspection services, assists local water districts in water management and water conservation planning, and plans for future statewide water needs.
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