Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program (MLRP)


2023 MLRP Annual Report Released

The Statewide Support Entity (SSE) and the California Department of Conservation (DOC) are excited to share the 2023 MLRP Annual Report, available in English and Spanish.

The program was launched in August 2022 with a set of ambitious and diverse regional objectives to find shared solutions for resilient landscapes for​ California's uncertain groundwater future. Since then, the program has seen significant progress toward program and block grantee goals. This new report focuses on MLRP goals and accomplishments, current progress, partner involvement, and engagement with MLRP stakeholders and communities.​​

Tribal Set Aside​​- Open for applications!

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. Please see guidelines page for most current documents and application. 

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. ​​

Awarded Projects

​Please follow this link​ to view the MLRP awarded projects​

Guidelines and Solicitation Notice Documents

​Please follow this link to view the Round 1 and Round 2 MLRP Program Guidelines and documents. ​

​​​Past Events and Announcements

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

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