From A number of interested parties have expressed concerns regarding certain language present in the 2019 Integrated Regional Water Management Grant Program Guidelines (Guidelines) and the Round 1 Implementation Grant Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP), both finalized in April 2019.  The language would make projects considered to be a “compliance obligation” ineligible for funding under this solicitation. A number of applicants seeking grant funding for such projects have requested or have been directed by other State agencies to request that the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) allow for the funding of such projects.  As a result, DWR is proposing minor amendments to both the Guidelines and PSP which would allow applicants to submit applications for projects considered to be “compliance obligations” and such projects would not be deemed ineligible by DWR on this basis. (more)