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.
Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects funding opportunity available from the Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has published a new funding opportunity for the 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. The funding opportunity is available at www.grants.gov by searching for funding opportunity number BOR-DO-19-F007. Applications are due on April 22, 2019. Reclamation is making $35 million available through this funding opportunity. Learn More →
View Title XVI Funding Opportunity
Reclamation's WaterSMART Program provided information and discussed the current funding opportunities that are available on Feb. 13, 2019. View the Presentation.
Bureau of Reclamation awards $35.3 million to six water reclamation and reuse projects in CaliforniaBureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that Reclamation is awarding $35.3 million for six authorized Title XVI water reclamation and reuse projects in California. The funding will be used to improve flexibility during water shortages and diversify the water supply. News Release, Project Descriptions
In February, Reclamation's WaterSMART staff presented an overview of the program.