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DWR and State Water Board Announce Consideration of Additional Grant Awards for the Integrated Regional Water Management Grant Program.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) approved funding of seven proposals under the Proposition 50 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Implementation Grant Program.

DWR has awarded $25 million in funding to each of the following agencies:

* Los Angeles County Flood Control District,

* Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency,

* Regional Water Authority, and

* San Luis and Delta Mendota Water Authority.

The State Water Board has awarded $25 million in funding to each of the following agencies:

* Humboldt County (for the North Coast IRWM Program),

* Orange County, and

* Ventura County.

In addition, DWR's Director Snow and the State Water Board have directed staff to evaluate funding additional proposals from among those that competed in Step 2 of the Implementation Grants process. DWR and the State Water Board are now considering the following funding proposal:

In November 2006 DWR and the State Water Board announced draft grant funding recommendations. The agencies recommended funding 7 of the 16 IRWM Implementation Grant finalists. Those recommendations were made available for public comment and presented at a public meeting. DWR and State Water Board received both written and oral comments from various interested parties, including private citizens, local agencies, grant applicants, and advocacy groups. Comments were strongly in favor of awarding additional Proposition 50 funding to existing applicants.

DWR and the State Water Board are accepting public comments, until February 8, 2007, on the recommended additional grant funding, and will discuss the issue at upcoming IRWM scoping meetings on January 23 in Sacramento and January 31 in Alhambra.

Public comments may be emailed (preferred) to Tracie Billington at tracieb@water.ca.gov and Shahla Farahnak at sfarahnak@waterboards.ca.gov or mailed to:
Ms. Tracie Billington
Department of Water Resources
Division of Planning and Assistance
P.O. Box 942836
Sacrament CA 94236-0001

Ms. Shahla Farahnak
State Water Resources Control Board
Division of Financial Assistance
1001 "I" Street, 16th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814


More information on the public meetings is available at http://www.grantsloans.water.ca.gov/grants/integregio.cfm or by contacting Tracie Billington at (916) 651-9226.

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.

Contact the DWR Public Affairs Office for more information about DWR's water activities.
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