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Outreach and Engagement

Outreach and Engagement

The Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience Drinking Water program, known as SAFER or SAFER Drinking Water, was created to ensure Californians who lack safe and affordable drinking water receive it as quickly as possible. The SAFER Outreach and Engagement Strategy is intended to increase early community engagement with SAFER; keep local drinking water projects on track; identify potential risks, issues, or delays; build local capacity and create a path towards equitable and resilient water governance.

How to Apply

Technical Assistance Provider

Applications to become a Technical Assistance Provider will be accepted on a rolling and ongoing basis. If interested in applying, please refer to the Technical Assistance Request for Proposal Guidelines which are available on the Technical Assistance web page.

Funding Partner

Applications to become a Funding Partner have re-opened and are now accepted on a rolling and ongoing basis. To apply to be considered for a Funding Partner position, review Technical Assistance Provider Request for Qualifications guidelines and instructions outlined in Appendix C of the Fund Expenditure Policy, develop a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) and select “Community Engagement” category. Submit your SOQ to Include “Outreach Funding Partner SOQ” in your application email subject.

Community Partner

The State Water Board is not currently soliciting applications for Community Partners. Please check back later.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the SAFER Outreach and Engagement Strategy or are interested in becoming a SAFER Engagement and Outreach Partner, email or call 916-445-5615.