Desalination Construction

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.

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.


Current Status

FY23/24 Title XVI WIIN Act Projects funding opportunity was posted September 28. Applications for FY23 were due December 7, 2023, and applications for FY24 are due September 30, 2024.

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


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

News Releases

September 28, 2023
Biden-Harris Administration Makes $328 Million Available for Drought and Climate Resiliency Projects as Part of President’s Investing in America Agenda

September 27, 2023
Reclamation invests $28.97 million to assist with planning and feasibility study development for 31 water recycling and desalination projects

December 23, 2022
Reclamation released a funding opportunity for development of water reuse and desalination projects

Last Updated: 2/26/24