Delta Conservancy Board Meeting
The next Conservancy Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Meeting location to be announced.
The meeting agenda will be available after July 13 and the meeting materials will be available after July 20.
Board Meeting Recordings
The May 25, 2022, Board meeting recording is available on our YouTube channel.
Delta Conservancy Announces Climate Resilience, Community Access, and Natural Resource Protection Funding
The Budget Act of 2021 provided the Delta Conservancy with a one-time general fund allocation of $5,250,000 for projects that support climate resilience, community access, and natural resource protection activities that benefit the Delta (collectively known as Climate, Access, and Resource (CAR) funding).
The Delta Conservancy has determined that proposals submitted through the Conservancy’s Proposition 1 (Cycle 5) or Proposition 68 Grants Programs may be supported through the CAR program if the project meets CAR requirements. To date, the Conservancy has awarded one project initially proposed for Proposition 68 funding and is considering two additional proposals submitted in the Proposition 68 and Proposition 1 Grant Programs (May 2022 Board Meeting- Community Enhancement Grant Program Update). The Conservancy will accept new CAR proposals while funding remains available and may consider projects proposed through Proposition 68 or Proposition 1, as appropriate.
Interested applicants should review the Delta Conservancy’s General Grant Guidelines and contact Conservancy staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The application process includes submission of a concept proposal. Delta Conservancy staff will then review the concept proposal and if the project meets the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, may invite the applicant to submit a full proposal package.
Delta Conservancy Announces Delta Drought Response Pilot Program
To reduce drought stress in the Delta watershed, protect Delta water quality, and improve mutual understanding of agricultural practices and water conservation opportunities in different regions within the Legal Delta, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, in partnership with the Department of Water Resources and the Delta Watermaster, initiated the Delta Drought Response Pilot Program (DDRPP) in January 2022.
Funds were made available to incentivize agricultural water users in the Legal Delta to take actions expected to reduce crop consumptive water use and protect water quality. The program offers Delta water users a grant of $900 per enrolled acre.
The Program is not currently accepting applications. We have approved eligible projects in the order that they were received and with consideration toward broad geographic distribution. We are hopeful that funding may be available in subsequent years to run drought-related programs, so please watch our website.
By rigorously monitoring the outcomes and impacts of a variety of actions in different settings throughout the Legal Delta, the Pilot Program will provide data to support targeted water conservation/quality protection responses during sustained and/or future droughts.
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