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The Water Conservation Act of 2009 - A7 Revise Ag Funding Criteria

A7 PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Revise Ag Funding Criteria

SB X7-7 (Part 2.55, Chapter 5, �10608.50) 10608.50. (a) The department, in consultation with the board, shall promote implementation of regional water resources management practices through increased incentives and removal of barriers consistent with state and federal law. Potential changes may include, but are not limited to, all of the following:

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  3. Revisions to the eligibility for state water management grants and loans
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SB X7-7 (Part 2.55, Chapter 6, �10608.56) 10608.56. (b) On and after July 1, 2013, an agricultural water supplier is not eligible for a water grant or loan awarded or administered by the state unless the supplier complies with this part:

10608.56. (d) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), the department shall determine that an agricultural water supplier is eligible for a water grant or loan even though the supplier is not implementing all of the efficient water management practices described in Section 10608.48, if the agricultural water supplier has submitted to the department for approval a schedule, financing plan, and budget, to be included in the grant or loan agreement, for implementation of the efficient water management practices. The supplier may request grant or loan funds to implement the efficient water management practices to the extent the request is consistent with the eligibility requirements applicable to the water funds.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • DWR in consultation with SWRCB
  • DWR may revise eligibility for state water management grants and loans
  • On and after July 1, 2013, a non-compliant ag supplier is not eligible for water grant or loan awarded or administered by the state