Water & Energy Efficiency Grants
All WaterSMART Grant applicants are required to propose a method (or "performance measure") of quantifying the actual benefits of their project once it is completed. Actual benefits are defined as water actually conserved, marketed, or better managed, as a direct result of the project. A provision will be included in all assistance agreements with WaterSMART Grant recipients describing the performance measure and requiring the recipient to quantify the actual project benefits in their final report to Reclamation upon completion of the project. Quantification of project benefits is an important means of determining the relative effectiveness of various water management efforts, as well as the overall effectiveness of WaterSMART Grants.
Last updated: 10/31/12