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Bureau of Reclamation makes funding available for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects

Media Contact: Peter Soeth, 303-445-3615,

For Release: December 19, 2019

Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects Funding Opportunity Annoucement
Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects Funding Opportunity Annoucement
WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Reclamation has published a new funding opportunity for sponsors of congressionally authorized Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse projects to request cost-shared funding for the planning, design, and/or construction of those projects.

“Reclamation is pleased to announce this funding opportunity to increase water recycling and reuse,” said Program Coordinator Amanda Erath. “As part of these Title XVI projects, Reclamation will partner with local entities to take significant steps to ensure water supply reliability in their communities.”

Reclamation expects to select approximately six to ten projects for funding. Applicants must provide a 75% non-federal cost share for the funding requested. The funding opportunity is available at by searching for funding opportunity number BOR-DO-20-F008. Applications are due on Feb. 19, 2020 at 4 p.m. MST.

This funding opportunity is only open to sponsors of the 53 congressionally authorized Title XVI projects, provided that the Title XVI project has not reached its federal funding ceiling as specified in the Title XVI Act. A separate funding opportunity for Title XVI projects eligible under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act will be released later in the fiscal year.

To learn more about the Title XVI Program, please visit

For more than 100 years, Reclamation and its partners have worked to develop a sustainable water and power future for the West. This program is part of the Department of the Interior's WaterSMART Program, which focuses on improving water conservation and reliability while helping water resource managers make sound decisions about water use. To find out more information about Reclamation's WaterSMART program, visit

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Relevant Link:

Title XVI Program

Reclamation's WaterSMART Program