On December 8, 2015, DWR received 23 grant applications for the 2015 Counties with Stressed Basins grant solicitation. The proposals, from County governments, requested a total of approximately $7 million, with total project costs of $12.7 million. On January 22, 2016, DWR announced the draft funding recommendations to award 21 proposals, totaling $6,689,382. Detailed information regarding the draft funding recommendations can be found at http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/grants/sgwp/solicitation.cfm
Santa Cruz County is among the projects recommended for funding. The County will recieve $249,000 from DWR and provide an additional $249,000 as match for the project entitled "Santa Cruz Mid-County Groudnwater Management Program".