Water Recycling and Desalination

Water recycling and desalination are essential tools for stretching limited water supplies in the Western United States. Reclamation provides cost-shared funding on a competitive basis for planning, design, and construction of water recycling and desalination projects. Funding is made available for projects through the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program, the Desalination Construction Program, and the Large-Scale Water Recycling Program

Documents

Contacts

Contact Information: For more information regarding Title XVI, please contact Maribeth Menendez, at 303-445-2094 or mmenendez@usbr.gov.

  • Interior Region 5: Missouri Basin & Interior Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas Gulf - Collins Balcombe, (512) 899-4162 or cbalcombe@usbr.gov
  • Interior Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin - Yvette McKenna, (505) 462-3640 or yrmckenna@usbr.gov
  • Interior Region 8: Lower Colorado Basin - Alex Soubannarath, (951) 695-5310, vsoubannarath@usbr.gov
  • Interior Region 9: Columbia-Pacific Northwest - Cavan Gerrish, (208) 378-5347 or cgerrish@usbr.gov
  • Interior Region 10: California-Great Basin - Mike Dietl, (916) 397-4483 or mdietl@usbr.gov

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Announcements


Current Status

The FY23/FY24 Large-Scale Water Recycling Projects funding opportunity was posted September 7, 2023. First round of selections were announced May 28, 2024. The second round of applications were due May 31, 2024 and are currently under review. Final round of applications are due November 26, 2024.

The FY23/FY24 Title XVI Congressionally Authorized Projects funding opportunity was posted September 28, 2023. Selections for FY23 funding were announced June 13, 2024. Applications for FY24 are due September 30, 2024.

The FY23/FY24 Title XVI WIIN Act Projects funding opportunities were posted September 28. Selections for FY23 funding were announced June 13, 2024. Applications for FY24 are due by September 30, 2024.

The FY23 and FY24 WIIN Act Desalination Construction Projects funding opportunity was posted September 30, 2023. Selections for FY23 funding were announced June 13, 2024. Applications for FY24 are due by September 30, 2024.

Questions?

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


News Releases

June 13, 2024
President’s Investing in America Agenda Delivers More Than $142 Million to Bolster Resilience to Drought and Boost Water Supplies

May 28, 2024
Biden-Harris Administration Delivers $179 Million from Investing in America Agenda for Innovative Water Reuse and Drought Resilience Projects

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

August 18, 2022
President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Help Communities Reduce Vulnerability to Drought

Last Updated: 7/10/24