Request for Proposals
Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program
The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, on behalf of the eight Regional Water Management Groups of the Proposition 1 San Joaquin Funding Area, has issued a Request for Proposals soliciting consultant support to develop and implement a Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program for the region.
The Proposition 1 Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program grant is intended to support efforts that:
- Increase understanding within the San Joaquin Funding Area of the water challenges faced by Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) in their respective regions and the DAC preferred long-term solution(s) to those challenges;
- Conduct necessary outreach, education, engagement, and capacity-building activities to increase DAC understanding of the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) planning process and its importance and meaningful participation in the IRWM planning process;
- Support project development to ensure DAC projects are more competitive for planning and/or construction funding; and
- Promote the long-term and sustainable engagement of DACs in the IRWM process.
The Authority has worked with regional stakeholders, counties, cities, disadvantaged communities, environmental justice organizations, and other interested parties to develop this RFP. The Authority looks forward to improving the status of DAC involvement and especially success in securing vital state funding to support their water supply, quality, management, and infrastructure needs.
For more information on the RFP process or to obtain a copy of the proposal guidelines contact ara.azhderian (at) sldmwa.org. Completed proposals are due on or before 5 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2017.