On September 30, 2021, Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government at current levels through December 3, 2021. Included in the CR was an emergency supplemental provision that delegated $28.6 billion to disaster relief efforts, including for “wildfire prevention and response and the consequences of drought.” For California, the bill provides $200 million to help western states experiencing severe drought as well as invests $238 million toward improving California’s water infrastructure. This includes $205 million for storage projects, $21 million for nine water recycling projects in California and $12 million for four desalination projects.