WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow)
The American West faces serious water challenges. Wide-spread drought, increased populations, aging infrastructure, and environmental requirements all strain existing water and hydropower resources. Adequate and safe water supplies are fundamental to the health, economy, and security of the country. Through WaterSMART, Reclamation will continue to work cooperatively with states, tribes, and local entities as they plan for and implement actions to increase water supply through investments to modernize existing infrastructure and attention to local water conflicts.
Bureau of Reclamation announces fiscal year 2018 WaterSMART Program funding opportunities for water and energy efficiency, small-scale water efficiency, and water marketing strategy projects
The Bureau of Reclamation has released three funding opportunities for fiscal year 2018, Water and Energy Efficiency Grants, Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects and Water Marketing Strategy Grants, all of which are part of the Department of the Interior’s WaterSMART program initiative. Read More →
Bureau of Reclamation seeks comments on Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program funding opportunity evaluation criteria
The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking comments on the updated evaluation criteria associated with the WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program. Through the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program, Reclamation provides financial assistance to local water agencies for the planning, design and construction of water reclamation and reuse projects. Read More →
The Bureau of Reclamation has a released a funding opportunity: Reservoir Operations Alternatives - Calculating Economic Effects, through the Department of the Interior's WaterSMART program. This funding opportunity is for projects that develop both (i) technical study that creates a methodology for analyzing the economic effects of reservoir operating alternatives and potential improvements and (ii) a transferable tool for reservoir operators to use to estimate the benefits of specific reservoir operating alternatives and potential improvements.
Applicants for this funding opportunity must submit their proposals by 4:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. To view this funding opportunity, please visit www.grants.gov and search for funding opportunity number BOR-DO-18-F004.
In February, Reclamation's WaterSMART staff presented an overview of the program.