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DWR and State Water Board Announce Round Two of Integrated Regional Water Management Grant Program.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- On August 1, 2007, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) received 28 applications for Proposition 50, Round 2 IRWM, Implementation Grants, Step 1 proposals. The 17 applications deemed complete and eligible were reviewed according to the scoring criteria contained in the Round 2 IRWM Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP).

Submittal of a Step 2 application is by invitation only. Based on the review conducted by DWR and State Water Board, the following proposals have been invited to submit a Step 2 IRWM grant application:

The individual, detailed proposal evaluations can be found within the State Water Board's Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST) Public View of Applications web site:

On November 16, 2007, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., DWR and State Water Board staff will be available to discuss reviews with individual applicants. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., a public meeting will be held to present the Call Back list and accept public comments. The meeting will be held at:
Cal/EPA Building

Training Room 2 East & West (2nd Floor)

1001 I Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

Written public comments on the Call Back list will be accepted through November 19, 2007. Please send written comments to:

Tracie Billington

Department of Water Resources

P.O. Box 942836

Sacramento, CA 94236-0001


By November 15, 2007, the Proposition 50, Round 2, IRWM Implementation Grants, Step 2 application will be available on the State Water Board's FAAST website:

On December 5th and 6th, 2007, DWR and the State Water Board will hold two informational workshops for Step 2 applicants. The meetings are scheduled as follows:
December 5th - 10 a.m.

Paul Bonderson Building

Hearing Room

901 P Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

December 6th - 10 a.m.

California Towers

Victoria Room, Suite 205

3737 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

The purpose of the applicant workshops is to provide potential Step 2 applicants with detailed, specific assistance on how to prepare the Step 2 grant application.

Workshop attendance is not mandatory but it is strongly encouraged. Because applicants will be scheduled for individual technical assistance sessions, they should contact to register for a workshop and schedule times for technical assistance.


Prop 50, IRWM Round 2 Implementation Grant, Step 2 applications must be submitted to the State Water Board via FAAST by 5:00 p.m. on January 15, 2008. Applications submitted after 5 p.m. on the due date will not be reviewed or considered for funding.

Additional information on the IRWM Program is available at the following links:

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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