Department of Public Utilities Awarded More than $10 Million in Grants

FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno Department of Public Utilities has been awarded $10.4 million in grant funding by the California Department of Water Resources.

The funds were awarded after the department submitted grant applications for the Urban Community Drought Relief Grant Program.

The grant funding awarded to the City of Fresno totals $10,443,208, as broken down below:

  • $5,240,428 to make improvements to the existing Leaky Acres Basin to maximize the capture of surface water.
  • $5,142,780 to help expand the department’s Lawn to Garden Program, which provides rebates to City of Fresno customers who remove their existing lawns and replace them with water-efficient landscapes.
  • $60,000 in Grant Administration costs.

The grants awarded to the City were part of over $217 million awarded to 44 projects by the Department of Water Resources through the Urban Community Drought Relief Grant Program.