Previous Grant Selections

Reclamation has awarded Water and Energy Efficiency Grants in 2010 through 2015. In 2009, they were called the Water Marketing and Energy Efficiency Grants and, prior to that, Challenge Grants. You may review the previously selected projects below.

2015

Secretary Jewell Announces $50 Million to Help Conserve Water in Drought-Stricken West (May 20, 2015) - As part of the Obama Administration's continued effort to bring relief to western communities suffering from the historic drought, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that Interior's Bureau of Reclamation will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other western states. Read More →

2014

Interior Announces Nearly $20 Million in WaterSMART Funding for Water and Energy Efficiency Projects and River Basin Studies at Western Governors’ Annual Meeting - (June 9, 2014) Addressing the Western Governors’ Association today, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Bureau of Reclamation will make $17.8 million in water and energy efficiency grants available to 36 projects in the western United States and will provide $1.8 million for three river basin studies—for a total of $19.6 million in Federal funding. Read More →

2013

Interior Awards Grants in Eleven Western States to Improve Water Management, Supplies (May 22, 2013) - Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor today announced 44 projects in 11 states that will receive $20.8 million in WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants from Reclamation. Read More →

2012

WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant Project Selections Announced - (May 2, 2012) Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation has selected $11 million in WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants to stretch water supplies and conserve energy in the western United States. Read More →

2011

Reclamation Selects Projects in California and Utah to Receive WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants - (Aug 29, 2011) Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor announced that two additional projects have been selected to receive a total of $1.3 million in Fiscal Year 2011 WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant funding. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California was selected to receive $1 million while Payson City Corporation in Utah will receive $300,000. Read More →

Interior Announces 54 New Projects to Receive $24 Million in WaterSMART Grants, Saving Enough Water for 400,000 People - (May 19, 2011) Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that the Bureau of Reclamation has selected 54 new projects in western states to receive a total of $24 million in WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants. Once funded and completed, these projects will save an estimated 102,221 acre-feet of water each year, or enough water for more than 400,000 people. In addition, 24 of the projects are expected to save more than 15 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, enough electricity for more than 1,300 households. Read More →

2010

Reclamation announces $12.8 million in WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants - (July 10, 2010) Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor has announced the selection of 37 WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow) Grants that will use $12.8 million in federal funding to construct projects that seek to save water, increase energy efficiency and improve environmental conditions while addressing water demands in the West. Read More →

2009

Reclamation announces $5.6 million in Challenge Grants for Water Conservation in the West - (Aug 5, 2009) Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael Connor has announced that the Bureau of Reclamation has awarded $4.6 million in Water Marketing and Efficiency Grants and $1 million in System Optimization Review Grants. Funding for these grants was provided in the Fiscal Year 2009 appropriations. Read More →

2004 - 2008

Last Updated: May 29, 2015