CDFA Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program Public Meetings

Sacramento, California - Emergency drought legislation (SB 103) signed earlier this month 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 have been scheduled in April 2014 to explain the new program and to receive comments and suggestions. These public meetings will be held on the following dates and at the following locations:

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

CDFA Headquarters

Main Auditorium – 1st floor

1220 N Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Stanislaus County Agricultural Center

Harvest Hall, Room DE

3800 Cornucopia Way

Modesto, CA 95358

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.html

Program implementation will be 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

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