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9E160D7F28E961E787258A5900626DD2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For FEDERAL FUNDING OF COLORADO WATER

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON WATER RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Date Oct 31, 2023      
Location SCR 357



Federal Funding of Colorado Water - Committee Discussion Only


11:55:08 AM  
Nate Pearson, Department
of Natural Resources, introduced himself and gave an overview of his presentation.
He told the committee about major water investments from the federal government,
including the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Inflation Reduction
Act, and other previously existing programs. He discussed the varying types
of funding administration at the federal level. He told the committee about
drought mitigation funding that currently exists.  

12:06:04 PM  
Anna Mauss, Colorado
Water Conservation Board, discussed stakeholder engagement and federal
technical assistance grants for Colorado water projects. She gave examples
of the types of projects that are currently funded in the state.  
12:08:17 PM  
Mr. Pearson continued to speak about the state-maintained database of federal funding opportunities that can be accessed by the public. He told the committee about recent legislation that has allowed the state to draw down additional federal funds for water projects.
12:11:57 PM  
The panelists responded
to questions from the committee regarding what constitutes "western
states" in funding allocation, the amount of funds Colorado could
be eligible for, and where constituents can go for more information.  






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