Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects

The new small-scale water efficiency projects funding opportunity is for small improvements that have been identified through previous planning efforts. Projects eligible for funding include installation of flow measurement or automation in a specific part of a water delivery system, lining of a section of a canal to address seepage, small rebate programs that result in reduced residential water use, or other similar projects that are limited in scope.


Current Status

The Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Opportunity is currently being developed.

The first round of awards was announced on April 18, 2017. The second round of awards were announced on July 21, 2017.

Proposed Calendar

September 2016

  • Sept. 27: Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects Draft Evaluation Criteria Posted for Public Review and Comment

November 2016

April 2017

May 2017

  • May 15: Final Submission Deadline for Small-Scale Water Efficiency Project Applications

July 2017

September 2017

  • All grants are expected to be awarded

News Releases

July 21, 2017
Reclamation Announces Grants for WaterSMART Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects in 15 States

April 18, 2017
Reclamation Awards $568,662 for WaterSMART Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects

Nov 17, 2016
WaterSMART Grants: Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects Funding Opportunity Announcement Posted

Sept 27, 2016
Reclamation Seeks Comments on Draft Criteria for Three WaterSMART Funding Opportunities

Last Updated: 12/18/17