Drought - Assistance Programs
Programs available to businesses and residents impacted by the drought emergency
Programs currently available:
RCAC Household Water Well Loan and Grant Programs
- RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, technical and financial resources to rural communities.
- The RCAC Household Water Well System (HWWS) Program provides a low interest rate loan program to assist individual households in refurbishing, replacement, or construction of a household water system
- RCAC Clean Drinking Water Well Replacement Program is a grant program designed to assist households and small water systems (less than 15 connections) in California to address drought related drinking water emergencies. This grant is supported by a grant from the CA State Water Resources Control Board.
- RCAC provides FREE well assessments and educational resources for private well owners. Individual Well Program through RCAC
- RCAC Conact Information:
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a Secretarial disaster designation for drought in Glenn County as identified by the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDA S4916).
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services
- The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers and non-industrial forest managers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, increased soil health and reduced soil erosion and sedimentation, improved or created wildlife habitat, and mitigation against drought and increasing weather volatility.
- USDA Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
The U.S. Small Business Administration declared Glenn County a disaster area due to drought as identified by the U.S. Drought Monitor (SBA #16896).
- The SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides low interest loans to eligible Small, non-farm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and most private non-profit organizations of any size. Small businesses include those that do business directly with the growers, such as truckers and suppliers of agricultural equipment or services.
- SBA Drought Disaster Declaration
- SBA 16896 Designation Information
- SBA disaster loan assistance
- SBA Fact Sheet for Disaster Loan Assistance under CA Declaration # 16896
State Water Resources Control Board Division of Financial Assistance Drought Funding
- The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has funding available to assist water systems and individual households to address drought-related drinking water emergencies.
- For more information on available programs, go to DWDroughtfund
This page will be updated as programs to assist residents and businesses impacted by the 2021 Drought become available.
*Last updated July 16, 2021