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2018 Future Supply Actions Funding Page
Metropolitan's 2010 Integrated Resources Plan (2010 IRP) established Future Supply Actions (Previously known as Foundational Actions) as preliminary, low-risk actions the region could take now to prepare for future uncertainties such as climate change.  Future Supply Actions (FSA) are focused on removing barriers to the development of groundwater, recycling, seawater desalination and stormwater supplies so that the regional can accelerate the implementation of these resources should the need arise.  In 2013, Metropolitan's Board approved jump-starting Future Supply Actions by authorizing funding for member agency studies addressing critical barriers to the four local supplies.  Click here for information on our 2013 program.


Metropolitan's Board approved a second round of studies under the Future Supply Actions Funding Program (FSA Funding Program) in April 2018. 

The 2018 FSA Funding Program includes two elements:

  • $3,500,000 funding for member agency research and pilot studies through Request for Proposals (RFP); and
  • $975,000 funding agreement with the Water Research Foundation for six potable reuse studies and one agricultural reuse study. 

2018 Proposals Recommended for Funding

2018 RFP

The RFP for member agency studies was released on July 6 and closes on August 31 at 1:00 p.m. 

Pre-proposal webinar:  Metropolitan held a non-mandatory pre-proposal webinar for the Future Supply Actions Funding Program RFP on July 26th. Presentation materials and webinar recording are posted below.

View Webinar Presentation

View Presentation Slides

Clarification on member agencies ranking their own projects:
  The priority ranking of proposals by member agencies submitting more than one proposal is no longer required for this RFP. Please see the amended RFP and Q&A below.


Amended RFP Questions and Answers

Amended RFP

IMPORTANT: the FSA Funding Program is a dedicated Metropolitan member agency program.  It is not open to the general public.  Proposals must be submitted by one of Metropolitan's 26 member agencies to be considered.

Additional information on the funding agreement with the Water Research Foundation will be posted here in the near future.


Future Supply Actions
Funding Program:
Warren Teitz

(213) 217-7418


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