Grant Opportunity for Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects

By on January 30, 2020

The Bureau of Reclamation has released a funding opportunity for small-scale water efficiency projects as part of the WaterSMART Program. The projects funded with these grants include installation of flow measurement devices and automation technology, canal lining or piping to address seepage, municipal meter upgrades, and other projects to conserve water.

Funding of up to $75,000 is available per project and total project costs should generally be $200,000 or less. Recipients must also provide at least a 50% non-federal cost share. Those eligible to apply for funding include states, Indian Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the western United States.

“With this funding opportunity, Reclamation will cost share with partners to accomplish meaningful small-scale on-the-ground projects that seek to conserve, better manage or otherwise make more efficient use of water supplies,” said Robin Graber, program coordinator.

These cost-shared projects conserve and use water more efficiently, help water resource managers make sound decisions about water use, and accomplish other benefits that contribute to a reliable water supply in the West. To learn more about small-scale water efficiency projects or learn more about projects that have been previously funded, please visit https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/swep.

The funding opportunity is available at www.grants.gov by searching for opportunity number BOR-DO-20-F006. Applications are due by Mar. 04, 2020, 4 p.m. MST.