WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants
Through WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants (formerly Challenge Grants) Reclamation provides 50/50 cost share funding to irrigation and water districts, tribes, states and other entities with water or power delivery authority. Projects conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of hydropower; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States. Projects are selected through a competitive process and the focus is on projects that can be completed within two or three years.
For additional on WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants, please contact Mr. Josh German at 303-445-2839 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may complete this form to receive WaterSMART program notification from the Bureau of Reclamation.
On Tuesday, December 12, 2023, Reclamation’s WaterSMART Program hosted a webinar to discuss the Water and Energy Efficiency Grants funding opportunity currently open on grants.gov. The webinar includes information regarding eligibility, program requirements, and the selection process.
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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $140 Million for Water Conservation and Efficiency Projects in the West
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