The Bureau of Reclamation has published a funding opportunity for the WaterSMART Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects. The funding opportunity is available on grants.gov by searching for opportunity number R21AS00257. Applications are due on March 18, 2020, at 4 p.m. MDT.
Eligible applicants include States, Indian Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority. Nonprofit conservation organizations partnering with one of these entities can also apply. See Section C.1. Eligible Applicants of the funding opportunity for additional information.
Through this funding opportunity, Reclamation provides funding for small-scale on-the-ground projects that seek to conserve, better manage, or otherwise make more efficient use of water supplies. Applicants can request up to $75,000 in Reclamation funding for projects with a total project cost of $200,000 or less. Learn more at https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/swep/index.html.
Reclamation will host a webinar on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 2 p.m. MST to discuss eligible applicants and project types, program requirements, and the evaluation criteria for the Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects funding opportunity. Click here to join the webinar or see the flyer down below for more information. Applicants with questions regarding applicant and project eligibility, program requirements, or the evaluation criteria, click here and select Small-Scale Water Efficiency Project Inquiry to schedule time to talk with the program coordinators.