Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program (MLRP)


May 25, 2022The California Department of Conservation today announced the award of more than $40 million to regional organizations working to reduce groundwater reliance and create local environmental and economic opportunities through land-use changes. These organizations, which operate in five important agricultural counties, are the first recipients of funding from the Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program, part of Governor Newsom’s multi-faceted response to the ongoing drought. 

The Department also awarded $2 million to Self-Help Enterprises to support community engagement and collaboration statewide. Read the full press release ​​​here.​

Guidelines and Solicitation Notice Documents

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

​Past Events and Announcements

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About the Program

​The Budget Act of 2021 allocated the California Department of Conservation $50 million 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, renewable energy, and climate benefits. 

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