Media Contacts: Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462,
SACRAMENTO, April 22, 2014 - Emergency drought legislation (SB 103) signed in March by Governor Brown allocates $10 million to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for on-farm water conservation practices throughout the state. The funding will be used to establish the CDFA Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program, a grant program to increase water conservation through efficiencies and better management and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.
Two public stakeholder meetings were held in April 2014 to explain the new program and to receive comments and suggestions. A third meeting will be held as follows:
Thursday, May 8, 2014 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Southern California Edison Energy Education Center Learning Centers A & B4175 South Laspina StreetTulare, CA 93274
More information about this program, including a conceptual framework of the grant program, will be available at: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/EnvironmentalStewardship/H2O_EandE.htmlProgram implementation will begin on or before July 1, 2014.
Visit www.Drought.CA.Gov to learn more about how California is dealing with the effects of the drought, and for more water conservation ideas, visit www.SaveOurH2O.org