CalDesal Funding Alert



Dear CalDesal Members,

The Department of Water Resources ( DWR ) has released a draft of the WATER DESALINATION GRANT PROGRAM!!
 
This is one of CalDesal's top priorities and CalDesal has been working with the State to release the $100 Million set aside for desalination in the Proposition 1 Water Bond measure passed in 2014.
 
After many years of working to get DWR to provide a grant program for these funds, recently DWR announced the release of it's Public Review Draft of the Water Desalination grant program.
 
They will hold workshops and look for input - with Comments due 5:00 pm on May 12th 2017.
 
CalDesal will participate and work with our members to provide beneficial comments to the State on this Program.  This is more good news for desalination in California.
 
Below is a part of the DWR release and links to their web site!
 
=======  DWR Announcement on the Water Desalination Grant Program =====
 
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released its Public Review Draft of the Water Desalination Grant Program Round 4 Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP).  DWR will hold a minimum of three workshops to inform interested parties about the draft and to request public comments.  Comments are due by 5:00 pm on May 12th.
 
This g ra nprog ram will provide water desalination grants authorized in Proposition 1, a state bond act that passed in 2014.  DWR will  a d min ister$93.1 mi ll ion from Proposition
 
1.  T he prog ram prov ides g ra nts  for construc tion p ro jec ts, feasib ility  st udi es,
environmental documentation projects, and design and research pilot projects.  The overall goal of the program is to fund projects that advance desalinated water as one of many water resource management strategies in the state to meet municipal water supply needs or create or improve municipal drinking water supply resiliency and reliability.  Both brackish water and seawater desalination are addressed in the program.  The PSP contains program guidelines and application procedures.
The notice of the public workshops is available at http://www.water.ca.gov/desalination/docs/r4_prd_workshops_20170403_1.pdf .
The Public Review Draft PSP and other information are available on the DWR website:
Comments may be provided on the draft PSP at the workshops or in writing by 5:00 pm on May 12, 2017.  Written comments should be submitted to DesalPSP@water.ca.gov.  For more information or questions, please contact Richard Mills, Section Chief, at (916) 651-0715 or e -mail Richard.Mills@water.ca.gov or  Michael Ross, staff, at (916) 651-0717, Michael.Ross@water.ca.gov.
Encouraged to attend are persons representing public entities involved with water management activities including: cities, counties, joint power authorities, public water districts, universities and colleges, tribes, non-profit organizations, investor-owned utilities, mutual water companies, and State agencies. It is estimated that a final PSP will be posted June 2017, after which DWR will begin accepting applications for funding desalination projects.

========= END of DWR Announcement ===========
 
CalDesal Working for You ---
 
 
Paul Kelley  
Executive Director
CalDesal
 

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