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.
The feasibility studies for the following desalination projects meet the requirements contained in Reclamation Manual Directives and Standards WTR 11-01. These findings have been transmitted to Congress.
Report to Congress - Feasibility Study Review Findings Report
The Bureau of Reclamation has transmitted a WIIN Desalination Project Feasibility Study Findings Report to Congress.
- Title XVI WIIN Feasibilty Study Review Findings Report - Transmitted February 13, 2019
Reclamation Publishes Desalination Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act Funding Opportunity
The Bureau of Reclamation has published a funding opportunity open to projects eligible under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. Applications are due on April 23, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. MDT. The funding opportunity open to sponsors of seawater or brackish desalination projects eligible to compete for funding under section 4009(a) of the WIIN Act. This funding opportunity is available on grants.gov by searching for opportunity number R21AS00428. View funding opportunity on grants.gov →