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. Read More →




Last Updated: June 19, 2015