ISSUE ALERT: Upcoming WaterSMART Webinar
US Bureau of Reclamation project funding requirements outlined Friday at 1:00 PM MDT
The Bureau of Reclamation will host a webinar on Friday, August 27 at 1:00 PM MDT to discuss eligible applicants and project types, program requirements, and the evaluation criteria for three recently announcing funding opportunities outlined below under “About the Programs.”
Click here to join the webinar. If you have questions regarding applicant and project eligibility, program requirements, or the evaluation criteria, click here to schedule time to talk with the program coordinators.
Who should attend: State agencies, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority, conservation non-profit organizations, including watershed groups, located in the 17 western United States and territories, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
Learn more at https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart.
About the Programs:
Drought Resiliency Projects provide funding for on-the-ground projects and modeling tools that increase water reliability or improve water management. You may access the funding opportunity by clicking here or by searching grants.gov for funding number R22AS00020. Applications under the DRP funding opportunity are due on October 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. MDT.
WEEG provides funding for projects that result in quantifiable water savings, implement renewable energy components, and support broader sustainability benefits. You may access this funding opportunity by clicking here or by searching grants.gov for opportunity number R22AS00023. Applications under the WEEG funding opportunity are due on November 3, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. MDT.
The EWRP funding opportunity is a new category of funding to support projects focused on environmental benefits and that have been developed as part of a collaborative process to help carry out an established strategy to increase the reliability of water resources. You may access this funding opportunity by clicking here or by searching grants.gov for opportunity number R22AS00026. Applications under the EWRP funding opportunity are due on December 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. MST.