Program InformationThe Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is a participating agency in the Bay-Delta Restoration Program.
The CALFED Bay-Delta Program Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Review was released July 21, 2000, and the Record of Decision (ROD)
was published August 28, 200 0. As described in these documents, the Bay-Delta Restoration Program includes strategies to address ecosystem health, water supply reliability, and water quality.
Water use efficiency is a critical element in the successful implementation of the Bay-Delta Restoration Program.The goals (objectives) of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program include, but are not limited to:• Goal 1:
Reduce existing irrecoverable losses, increasing the overall volume of available water;• Goal 2:
Achieve multiple state-wide benefits;• Goal 3:
Preserve local flexibility; and• Goal 4:
Build on existing water use efficiency programs.Reclamation is posting a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for cost-share funding for water use efficiency and conservation activities.
To be eligible for financial assistance, a proposed activity must have a defined relationship to the California Bay-Delta.Through this NOFO, Reclamation provides funding for projects that increase water reliability and improve water management, including the use of expanded technologies and improved capabilities consistent with the goals of the October 19, 2018, Presidential Memorandum on Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West.
Objective of Notice of Funding OpportunityThe objective of this NOFO is to invite eligible applicants to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects emphasizing water use efficiency and conservation activities that result in benefits for the California-Bay Delta.This NOFO covers two application submittal periods• FY 2021 closes January 18, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.
PST• FY 2022 is open from January 18, 2021, after 1:00 p.m.
PST, and closes November 30, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.
PST.During each submittal period, if the applicant has already committed to accomplish the project as part of another agreement, then the project will not be eligible for funding under this NOFO.
Projects will be selected through a competitive process that will focus on achieving the outcomes identified in this NOFO.