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U.S. Department of the Interior: WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants

Deadline: May 10, 2018

WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants support projects that result in quantifiable and sustained water savings and support broader water reliability benefits. These projects conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of hydropower; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States.

Amount: A total of $16,000,000 is available make up to 60 awards through the following funding groups:

  • Funding Group I: Grants of up to $300,000 will be awarded for smaller, on-the-ground projects that are completed within two years.
  • Funding Group II: Grants of up to $1,000,000 will be awarded for larger, phased on-the-ground projects that may take up to three years to complete (the maximum is $1,000,000 over the entire project period). Only a small number of awards will be made in this funding group.

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: States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations 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=301904

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