Water Strategy Grants

Previously known as Water Marketing Strategy Grants.

Through Water Strategy Grants, Reclamation provides financial assistance for water supply projects, water marketing activities, water management projects, and/or activities and river restoration activities, including planning projects to restore a natural feature or to use a nature-based feature to reduce water supply and demand imbalances or the risk of drought or flooding; and projects that otherwise mitigate against the impacts of climate change to fish and wildlife habitats. This includes planning projects that will provide benefits to multiple sectors, such as agricultural, municipal, Tribal, or recreation water uses.


For additional on WaterSMART Water Strategy Grants, please contact Ms. Irene Hoiby at 303-445-3575 or send an email to ihoiby@usbr.gov.

You may complete this form to receive WaterSMART program notification from the Bureau of Reclamation.


  • FY24 Planning and Project Design Grants, and FY24 Drought Resiliency Projects Webinar

    The Bureau of Reclamation will host an informational webinar on Thursday, August 24th, at 11:30am MDT, to discuss eligible applicants and project types, program requirements, and the evaluation criteria for both the Planning and Project Design Grants funding opportunity and the Drought Resliency Prjects funding opportunity. The new Planning and Project Design Grants funding opportunity includes Water Strategy Grants, Project Design Grants, and Drought Contingency Planning.

    Click here to join the live webinar or use the same link to watch a recording after the completion of the live event.

Current Status

The FY23 Planning and Design Grants funding opportunity announced August 7, 2023. Applications are due by October 17, 2023.


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


August 2023

  • August 7: FY23 Funding Opportunity announced.

July 2021

  • July 1: FY21 Watermarketing Strategy Grants funding opportunity recipients announced.

News Releases

August 7, 2023
Biden-Harris Administration Makes Nearly $200 Million Available for Drought and Climate Resiliency Projects as Part of Investing in America Agenda

July 1, 2021
Reclamation provides $1.14 million to help communities develop water marketing strategies

Nov. 12, 2019
Bureau of Reclamation awards $2 million to ten projects to develop water marketing strategies

May 9, 2019
Bureau of Reclamation makes up to $3 million available for 2019 Water Marketing Strategy Grants funding opportunity


Last Updated: 8/16/23