WaterSMART

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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WaterSMART Project Selections Overview

Since January 2021, Reclamation has selected 666 projects to be funded with $292.6 million in WaterSMART funding, in conjunction with $2.2 billion in non-Federal funding, across the western states.

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Announcements


Open Funding Opportunities

FY23/24 Large-Scale Water Recycling Projects funding opportunity. Current round of applications are due May 31, 2024.

FY24 Environmental Water Resources Projects funding opportunity. Current round of applications are due June 18, 2024.

FY24/FY25 Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects funding opportunity. Current round of applications are due July 9, 2024.

FY23 Cooperative Watershed Management Program funding opportunity. Current round of applications are due September 3, 2024.

FY23/24 Title XVI WIIN Act Projects funding opportunity. Applications for FY24 are due September 30, 2024.

FY23/24 Title XVI Congressionally Authorized Projects funding opportunity. Applications for FY24 are due September 30, 2024.

FY23/24 WIIN Act Desalination Construction Projects funding opportunity. Applications for FY24 are due September 30, 2024.

FY24 Water and Energy Efficiency Grants funding opportunity. Applications are due October 30, 2024.


Funding Opportunity Calendar

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



All grant applications are submitted through Grants.gov. For more information on how to submit a grant application, visit Application Resources.


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: 5/29/24