Drought Management Planning Grants

Awarded through the Water Efficiency Grant Fund Program, Drought Management Planning Grants are provided to assist water providers or state and local governmental entities in developing drought management and response plans.

 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who can apply?

    Covered entities, non-covered entities and local or state governmental entities are eligible to apply for and receive drought mitigation planning grant funding.

    How can the money be used?
    • Develop a drought management plan; ­
    • Offset staff and other internal costs associated with plan development by an entity; and ­
    • Engage the technical assistance of a water conservation professional or consultant to aid in the development of a drought management plan.
    How can I apply?
    1. Review the Grant Guidelines for Drought Mitigation Planning Projects.
    2. Develop the application content following the Guidelines and submit a electronic copy to: Ben Wade
    What is the approval process after I have submitted an application?

    Applications are divided into two categories: ­

    Requests less than $50,000: CWCB staff evaluate and prioritize the application using the Grant Guidelines for Drought Mitigation Planning Projects. When an application meets the Guideline criteria, the CWCB Director, or designee, reviews and makes the final award decision. The awarded amount may be what was requested or it may be an alternate amount. Upon the Director’s approval and signature, CWCB staff will notify the applicant of the award within 10 days. ­

    Requests of $50,000 or more: CWCB Board action and approval are required. First, CWCB staff evaluate, and prioritize the application using the Grant Guidelines for Drought Mitigation Planning Projects. When an application meets the Guideline criteria, the CWCB Board reviews and makes the final award decision. The awarded amount may be what was requested or it may be an alternate amount. Upon the Board’s approval, the CWCB staff notifies the applicant of the award within 30 days. ­

    Work cannot begin until a Purchase Order is completed.

    Point of Contact

    Ben Wade
    303-866-3441 x3238

    Application Deadline
    • Requests less than $50,000: May be submitted any time throughout the year. ­
    • Requests of $50,000 or more: Must be submitted by the first of the month prior to a bi-monthly Board meeting to be considered for award at that Board meeting (e.g., applications must be received by February 1 to be considered for award at the March Board meeting).