Project Design Grants

New for 2023, Project Design Grants offers cost sharing with Reclamation for the site-specific final design of medium and large-scale on-the ground water supply construction (including domestic water supply projects for Tribes, insular areas, and disadvantaged communities), water management construction, and restoration projects. Prior to applying for a Project Design Grant, it is expected that applicants will have already performed some general planning work and preliminary studies that led to the identification of a specific location for project design. Project Design Grants should result in a final design package at approximately 60% design level.


Current Status

The FY23 Planning and Project Design Grants funding opportunity announced August 7, 2023. Selections from the first round of applications were announced April 23, 2024. The second round of applications were due May 23, 2024.


Have a question regarding the funding opportunity or project eligibility questions? Request a meeting through our bookings site.

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