About Us

Mission Statement

  • Optimize the beneficial use of water resources including ground water, recycled/reused water, and surface water
  • Educate customers about the opportunities for and the benefits of water conservation in the context of watershed management.
  • Cooperate with agencies and other stakeholders to be leaders in conservation.

Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Grant Program

Under the Interim Federal Action Plan, Reclamation and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) partner to provide complementary funding opportunities to improve water supply reliability through water conservation or improved water management, create new supplies for agricultural irrigation, and benefit endangered species.

Reclamation has authority to provide assistance to entities with water or power delivery authority, whereas NRCS has authority to provide on-farm assistance. Under this program, entities may seek funding from Reclamation for water conservation programs. Projects should increase the capability or success rate of on-farm water conservation or water use efficiency projects that can be undertaken by farmers and ranchers through irrigation system improvements and irrigation efficiency enhancements.

Most Recent Grants Awarded - Please send inquires to Tom Hawes at (916) 978-5271.

CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grant Program

The CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grant Program (WUE) was established to develop a long-term comprehensive plan that will restore ecological health and improve water management for beneficial uses of the Bay-Delta system. A key element in of the CALFED program and mission is water use efficiency. The goal of the WUE Grant Program is to accelerate the implementation of cost-effective actions that provide state-wide benefits through water conservation. Water use efficiency can reduce the demand for Bay-Delta water and can result in significant benefits to water quality, water supply reliability, and in stream flows.

  • CALFED Solution Area (PDF - 126 KB)
  • Most Recent Grants Awarded - Please send inquires to Anna Sutton at (916) 978-5214.

    Water Conservation Field Services Grant Program

    Although the Water Conservation Field Services Grant Program is no longer active, the program was designed to encourage water conservation, assist water agencies to develop and implement effective water management and conservation plans, coordinate with State and other local conservation plan efforts, and generally foster improved water management on a regional, statewide and watershed basis. The list of previous grant awards are provide to serve as examples of projects that could be implemented.

    WaterSMART Grant Program

    WaterSMART grants are part of the strategic plan for implementing the Secure Water Act that includes the facilitation of basin-wide water management improvements. WaterSMART has funded hundreds of projects that, when coupled with local cost-shares, represent hundreds of millions of dollars in water system and water management improvement across the West.

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    Last Updated: 4/7/21