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 avoid potential water conflicts.

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You may complete this form to receive WaterSMART program notification from the Bureau of Reclamation.

WaterSMART Project Selections Overview

Since January 2021, Reclamation has selected 255 projects to be funded with $93 million in WaterSMART funding, in conjunction with $314.3 million in non-Federal funding, across the western states.


Open Funding Opportunities

None at this time

Funding Opportunity Calendar

Click here to view a detailed status of all current and upcoming WaterSMART funding opportunities.

Reclamation partnered with grants.gov to bring you this webinar to help familiarize yourself with the site and to provide an overview of how to submit a grant application. View the Powerpoint

WaterSMART Dashboard

A screenshot of the Tools page from the WaterSMART Dashboard site
WaterSMART Dashboard

WaterSMART Data Visualization

A screenshot of map showing WaterSMART projects in the Western United States
Data Visualization

Weather- and Soil Moisture-Based Landscape Irrigation Scheduling Devices

WaterSMART Progress Report 2010-2016 Cover
Weather- and Soil Moisture-Based Landscape Irrigation Scheduling - Review Report
Weather-Based Devices - Summary
Soil Moisture-Based Devices - Summary

Last Updated: 9/14/22