Desalination | Bureau of Reclamation


The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act provides new authority to Reclamation to develop a desalination construction program that will provide a path for ocean or brackish water desalination projects to receive Federal funding.

Reclamation is developing a new WaterSMART Desalination Construction Program to allocate funding for desalination projects through a competitive grant program in 2018. A framework for the new desalination program is currently under development.


Current Status

The funding opportunity closed on July 27, 2018, and applications are currently being reviewed.

Proposed Calendar

May 2018

July 2018

  • July 27: Applications Due

News Releases

May 30, 2018
Bureau of Reclamation makes funding opportunities available for Desalination Construction Projects under the WIIN Act and Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects

Last Updated: 8/1/18