WaterSMART Grants (for water and energy efficiency)

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WaterSMART Grants (for water and energy efficiency)

Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation announces funding availability in the WaterSMART grant program. Funds may be utilized for projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the production of hydropower, mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk for future water conflict, enable farmers to make additional on-farm improvements in the future, and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States.

Eligible Applicants: States, Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washing, and Wyoming.

Maximum Grant Request: $1.5 million

Match: 50 percent of project costs

Deadline: Proposals received by October 3, 2019 will be considered for FY2020 funding. Applications that arrive after that date, but before September 30, 2020 will be considered for FY2021 funding, contingent on appropriations.

Contact:  Janeen Koza, Grants Management Specialist, DOI, 303-445-3446, jkoza@usbr.gov

For further information or assistance in applying for this or other funding opportunities, contact KLJ at 701-355-8400