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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. To apply, 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 submit it by email to DFA-TARequest@waterboards.ca.gov.

Funding Partner

Applications to become a Funding Partner are open now until April 15, 2022. 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 DFA-TARequest@waterboards.ca.gov. 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 SAFER@waterboards.ca.gov or call 916-445-5615.