November 28, 2022 - The Department of Conservation (DOC) is pleased to announce the release of the Round 2 (FY 22/23) Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program (MLRP) Draft Guidelines for public comment. On December 13, 2022, DOC hosted an online workshop to gather public comments on these Guidelines. The public comment period closed on December 30, 2022.
Program Documents - Public Comment Versions
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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 20, 2023
- Applications due— March 29, 2023
- Awards Announced— June 1, 2023
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.
Guidelines and Solicitation Notice Documents
Please follow this link to view the Round 1 MLRP Program Guidelines and documents.
Past Events and Announcements
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