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: 11/1/12
Once final Fiscal Year 2013 appropriations have been made, Reclamation will determine whether funding is sufficient to post funding opportunity announcements for Advanced Water Treatment Pilot & Demonstration Project Grants, Grants to Develop Climate Analysis Tools, and System Optimization Reviews. Following a budget decision, the earliest these FOAs would be posted is Spring 2013. Please check this page for updates.