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Grants to Develop Climate Analysis Tools

The WaterSMART Grants to Develop Climate Analysis Tools are financial assistance opportunities to universities, non-profits and other organizations with water or power delivery authority.  Proposals will be invited to leverage non-federal money in a 50/50 cost-share manner with Reclamation on projects designed to enhance the management of water resources, including developing tools to assess the impacts of climate change on water resources and inform management decisions with respect to those impacts. 

Projects will focus on the information gaps outlined in the joint Reclamation and United States Army Corps of Engineers Report titled Addressing Climate Change in Long-Term Water Resources Planning and Management: User Needs for Improving Tools and Information

Projects will support ongoing efforts under the SECURE Water Act (Subtitle F of Title IX of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, P.L. 111-11 (42 USC 10364), including efforts within DOI Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), Basin Studies, and West-Wide Climate Risk Assessments.


Seven Projects in Four States Receive $1.2 Million in WaterSMART Grants to Better Manage Water Resources in a Changing Climate - (July 26, 2011) Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor has announced the selection of seven applied science projects to receive $1.2 million funding for the enhancement of water resource management in a changing climate. This funding will be leveraged to fund over $2.7 million in applied science projects in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. More...

Last updated: 4/4/14

Current Status

Climate Analysis Tools will not receive any funding in fiscal year 2014.

Proposed Calendar

No items scheduled or planned.

Please note, some of the above dates are proposed and may be subject to change.

News Releases

July 26, 2011
Seven Projects in Four States Receive $1.2 Million in WaterSMART Grants to Better Manage Water Resources in a Changing Climate