Funding opportunity for Snow Water Supply Forecasting Program

Funding opportunity for Snow Water Supply Forecasting Program

The Bureau of Reclamation is making a minimum of $3 million available for emerging snow monitoring technologies. Each selected project is eligible to receive between $300,000 – $999,999 and must include the implementation of aerial LiDAR snow surveys.

The funding opportunity is available at www.grants.gov by searching for funding opportunity number R24AS00206. Applications are due on May 10, 2024, at 4 p.m. MDT.

The funding is through Reclamation’s Research and Development Office and funds will be provided by grant.

Eligible applicants include water districts, irrigation districts, water associations, universities, state agencies, private sector entities, City/county or township governments, Tribal Government, nonprofit Organizations, non-governmental organizations, and any combination of the entities listed above.

Applicants can submit projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Emerging snow monitoring technologies – Demonstrating and/or deploying.
  • Improvements to existing snow monitoring technologies – Demonstrating and/or deploying.
  • Deploying snow monitoring technologies in poorly monitored areas.
  • Improve the use of snow monitoring data to enhance water supply forecasts.

The Bureau of Reclamation will host a webinar on April 5, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT to discuss eligible applicants and project types, program requirements, and the evaluation criteria for the Snow Water Supply Forecasting funding opportunity. Please register to attend the webinar. If you are not able to make it, the webinar recording will be available at the challenge website.

Reclamation’s Snow Water Supply Forecast Program aims to enhance snow monitoring and to advance emerging technologies in snow monitoring and subsequent water supply forecasts. The program activities are working to build climate change resilience by enabling improved water management. To learn more, please visit the program website.

Check Also

Rocky Welborn joins West Valley Water District as Director of Engineering

Rocky Welborn joins West Valley Water District as Director of Engineering

Rocky Welborn has joined West Valley Water District as their new Director of Engineering. Welborn …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *