Last Updated Dec. 8, 2016
The Local Entity was created by the Revised Fourth Amendment to the water transfer/QSA to mitigate impacts to third parties due to fallowing. Through resolution of the longstanding dispute between IID and SDCWA over the extent of socioeconomic impacts due to fallowing in the Imperial Valley, $50 million was made available to mitigate direct and indirect impacts caused by fallowing during the first 15 years of the QSA term.
The non-competitive mitigation program is designed to help offset the negative socioeconomic impacts to farm-service providers caused by the fallowing program.
All forms of entities are eligible to obtain project grants under this mitigation program, including public and private entities. These funds intend to promote economic development within the Imperial Valley.
2014 Non-Competitive Mitigation Program
On June 17, 2015, IID acting as the Local Entity approved the 2014 Local Entity Non-Competitive Mitigation Program Request for Proposal (RFP). This program mitigates the negative economic impacts created by the fallowing program implemented during the periods 2011-2012, 2012-2013, & 2013-2014.
The 2014 Local Entity Non-Competitive Mitigation Program made a disbursement of $7,983,063.00 to qualified farm service providers and displaced tenants who were directly impacted by agricultural land fallowing that occurred between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2014.
2016 Non-Competitive Mitigation Program - Update
On August 23, 2016, IID acting as the Local Entity will propose the 2016 Local Entity Non-Competitive Mitigation Program Request for Proposal (RFP). This program would mitigate the negative economic impacts created by the fallowing program implemented during the periods 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
The application submission period ended at 5 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2016. For more details, please see the 2016 Local Entity Mitigation RFP.
Please continue to check this page regularly for important program updates.
For more information, please contact Local Entity staff:
|Candace Nelson||(760) 791-6797|
|Gustavo Reza||(760) 791-7213|
|Gilbert Grijalva||(760) 234-9618|
IID will held a public workshop to help applicants apply for funds offered through the 2016 Local Entity Non-Competitive Mitigation Program.
All farm service providers and tenants impacted by the July 2014 - June 2017 fallowing events were encouraged to attend.
Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
William Condit Auditorium
1285 Broadway Avenue, El Centro
To watch a live stream of the workshop, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to view a list of 2016 Local Entity Non-competitive Mitigation Program frequently asked questions.