System Optimization Reviews Grants
A WaterSMART System Optimization Review is an analysis of system-wide efficiency that focuses on improving the effectiveness and operations of a delivery system, district, or watershed. The SOR results in a plan of action that focuses on future water management improvements. Improvements that are recommended in the SOR may then be eligible for funding under WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants or other WaterSMART Grant categories.
A Review contains the following steps:
Salazar Announces $2.7 Million in WaterSMART Funding to Study River Basins and Improve Water Systems - (July 20, 2011) Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the Bureau of Reclamation is providing $2.7 million in funding for studies in California, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Texas through the U.S. Department of the Interior's WaterSMART Program. More...
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.
Last updated: 11/1/12