U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Policy and Administration
02/05/20 4:00 PM MST
Grants to USA state agencies, tribes, and water districts and authorities in multiple states for water conservation and resilience programs. Applicants must participate in a technical consultation session prior to applying. Funding is intended for contingency planning, water resiliency programs, and emergency drought response plans related to drought. Eligible applicants are located in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Grants support new or updated drought plans.
Funding is available under the WaterSMART Drought Response Program to develop and update drought contingency plans that will build long-term resiliency to drought. Program areas include:
- Contingency Planning (https://www.usbr.gov/drought/planning.html)
- Resiliency Projects ( https://www.usbr.gov/drought/projects.html)
- Emergency Response Actions (https://www.usbr.gov/drought/emergency.html)
Proposed projects should be divided into two phases (Phase I and Phase II) and must include each of the project components described below. The program requirements described here are intended to increase the transparency of the planning process, encourage collaboration and participation by interested stakeholders, and ensure that the Drought Contingency Plan will meet program requirements upon completion.
- Phase I must include the Establishment of a Drought Planning Task Force, Development of a Detailed Work Plan, and Development of a Communication and Outreach Plan.
- Phase II: After the detailed work plan is reviewed and accepted by Reclamation, the planning lead will then develop the plan or plan update including the required drought contingency plan elements.
For information about project requirements, see page 55-56 in the FOA in Attached Files, below.
GrantWatch ID#: 182579
Approximately 5-10 projects per application submittal period contingent upon available Federal appropriations.
Award ceiling is $200,000
Award floor is $1,000
Work must be completed within two years of the funding award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Irene M Hoiby, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
Bureau of Reclamation
Financial Assistance Support Section
P.O. Box 25007, MS 84-27814
Denver, CO 80225
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