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U.S. Department of Interior: WaterSMART Grants: Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects

Deadline: July 31, 2018

The WaterSMART Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects program support small-scale on-the-ground projects that seek to conserve, better manage, or otherwise make more efficient use of water supplies. Proposed projects that are supported by an existing water management and conservation plan, System Optimization Review, or other planning effort led by the applicant are prioritized. This prioritization will help ensure that projects funded are well thought out, have public support, and have been identified as the best way to address water management concerns.

Amount: Approximately $2,000,000 is available to make awards that range up to $75,000. Total construction costs of each project submitted for funding under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) should be no more than $150,000 to $200,000. The project duration is generally two-years in length. Applicants must be capable of cost sharing 50 percent or more of the total project costs. Cost sharing may be made through cash or in-kind contributions or donations from the applicant or third-party partners.

Eligibility: State, tribe, irrigation district, water district, or other organization with water or power delivery authority.
Applicants must be located in the western United States or territories, specifically: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=301905

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