Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program (MLRP)


February 1, 2023 - The Department of Conservation (DOC) is pleased to announce the release of the Round 2 (FY 22/23) Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program (MLRP) Guidelines and Solicitation Notice​. DOC hosted an online application workshop on Wednesday February 22, 2023. Follow this link ​for the presentation slides. 

Guidelines and Solicitation Notice Documents

​Please follow this link to view the Round 2 MLRP Program Guidelines and documents. ​

Additional Dates and Deadlines (proposed, subject to change)

  • Public Comment Workshop – Tuesday December 13, 2022 
  • Public Comment Period Closes—December 30, 2022 
  • Solicitation Notice and Application released— January 31, 2023
  • Application Workshop— Wednesday February 22, 2023
  • Applications due— March 29, 2023
  • Awards Announced— June 1, 2023

Tribal Set Aside​​

The program has a $5.6 million tribal set aside to provide funds for tribes to plan for, develop, or implement multibenefit land repurposing projects within the eligible groundwater basins designated in the guidelines.​

The application window​​​ for the tribal set aside grants is open and applications will be accepted on a rolling, non-competitive basis. 

About the Program

To date, the program has received $90 million in appropriations. This current Round (Round 2) is funded by the Public Resources Trailer Bill (AB 211, Ch. 574, Stat. of 2022), which appropriated $40 million to the Department to fund groundwater sustainability projects that reduce groundwater use, repurpose irrigated agricultural land, and provide wildlife habitat.​ ​​​

The Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program seeks to use this funding to increase regional capacity to repurpose agricultural land to reduce reliance on groundwater while providing community health, economic wellbeing, water supply, habitat, and climate benefits. 

​​Past Events and Announcements

​Follow​ this link to view past events and announcements​

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