WaterSMART - Water and Energy Efficiency Grant Program


U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: WaterSMART - Water and Energy Efficiency Grant Program

Deadline: FY20 by October 3, 2019 4:00pm MDT, FY21 beginning 10/3/19 at 4:01 MDT through 9/30/2020 4:00 MDT

Amount: Up to $1,500,000

Match: Yes - 50/50

Eligibility: States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts or other organizations with water or power delivery authority

https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/weeg/index.html

The Bureau of Reclamation has announced that is making grant funding available as part of the WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant Program. Through water and energy efficiency grants, Reclamation provides funding to undertake projects that result in quantifiable and sustained water savings, increase the production of hydropower and support broader water reliability benefits. This funding opportunity is for projects in 2020 and 2021. The objective of this FOA is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of hydropower; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; enable farmers to make additional on-farm improvements in the future, including improvements that may be eligible for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funding; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States.


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