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Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

Funding Opportunities

Through WaterSMART and the two Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, Reclamation has funding available for Applied Science Grants. The Applied Science Grants Funding Opportunity seeks proposals that will help resource managers analyze and adapt to climate change and other stressors across the landscape.  The projects should enhance the management of natural and cultural resources and have a nexus to water resource management in a changing climate.  Projects must be focused on the geographic area within the respective LCC.

Eligible applicants for funding under the Applied Science Grants for LCCs include the following entities (must be located in the 17 Western States unless otherwise indicated): States (including states water resources, game and fish, or environmental agencies); tribes; irrigation districts; water districts; other organizations with water or power delivery; and universities, nonprofit research organizations and nonprofit organizations located in the United States.

Ineligible applicants include Federal government entities, for-profit entities, and individuals. All projects will be selected for funding through a competitive process and will be evaluated using established criteria listed in each Funding Opportunity Announcement. 

2014 Funding Opportunity

Reclamation Seeks Applied Science Project Applicants for Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (April 11, 2014) - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applicants for applied science projects for the Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. Proposed projects are expected to deliver new capabilities that address priority resources identified and shared by Reclamation and partners involved in the Desert and Southern Rockies LCC. More...

2013 Funding Opportunity

Reclamation Announces $1.4 million for Applied Science Projects to Support Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (August 22, 2013) - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor announced 12 projects will receive a total of $1.4 million to develop applied science tools in support of the Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. Through cost-share agreements, this funding will be used to support $3.13 million for the development of resource management tools to assist LCC stakeholders. More...

2012 Funding Opportunity

Research Projects to Boost Science Receive $1.7 Million in WaterSMART Funding for Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives - (August 15, 2012) Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor announced today 12 applied science projects will receive $1.2 million, and Reclamation will partner with other federal agencies and contribute $451,835 to applied science projects to benefit the Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. This funding will be matched to provide more than $3.5 million for these applied science projects. More... | List of Projects Selected

2011 Funding Opportunity

On September 12, 2011 Reclamation announced $1.2 million in WaterSMART funding for nine applied science projects to assist management decisions for the Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives that encompass Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming, as well as a substantial portion of Northern Mexico.

Two funding opportunities were advertised at www.grants.gov, one for the Desert LCC and one for the Southern Rockies LCC.

Last updated: 4/17/14