WaterSMART Environmental Water Resources Projects 2024

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
April 18th, 2024
Close Date
June 18th, 2024
Total Funding
$5,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$5,000,000.00
Award Floor
$0.00
Opportunity No.
R24AS00299

Agency

Bureau of Reclamation (DOI-BOR)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Natural Resources

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Bureau of Reclamation has posted a grant opportunity titled "WaterSMART Environmental Water Resources Projects 2024". This grant opportunity falls under the category of Natural Resources and is a Cooperative Agreement type of funding instrument. The grant requires cost sharing or matching. The grant is open to various eligible applicants, including states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority. Non-profit conservation organizations and watershed groups can also apply in partnership with an eligible entity. The grant is focused on funding water conservation and efficiency projects, water management and infrastructure improvements, and river and watershed restoration projects. These projects should provide significant ecological benefits and have been developed collaboratively. The grant aligns with the goals of Presidential Executive Orders related to tackling the climate crisis and advancing racial equity. The total program funding available is $5,000,000, with an award ceiling of $5,000,000 and no award floor specified. The application deadline is June 18, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. For more information, interested parties can contact Alisha James at bor-sha-fafoa@usbr.gov.

Description

The United States Department of the Interior’s (DOI’s) WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) Program provides a framework for Federal leadership and assistance to stretch and secure water supplies for future generations in support of DOI’s priorities. Through WaterSMART, Reclamation leverages Federal and non-Federal funding to work cooperatively with States, Tribes, and local entities as they plan for and implement actions to increase water supply reliability through investments in existing infrastructure and attention to local water conflicts. This Environmental Water Resources Projects NOFO provides funding for water conservation and efficiency projects, water management and infrastructure improvements, and river and watershed restoration projects and nature-based solutions that provide significant ecological benefits, have been developed as part of a collaborative process, and help carry out an established strategy to increase the reliability of water resources.Reclamation’s WaterSMART Environmental Water Resources Projects provide support for priorities identified in Presidential Executive Order (E.O.) 14008: Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and is aligned with other priorities such as those identified in E.O. 13985: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. The Environmental Water Resources Projects also support the goals of the Interagency Drought Relief Working Group established in March 2021 and the National Drought Resiliency Partnership.11 For more information, see E.O. 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad (January 27, 2023), https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/02/01/2021-02177/tackling-the-climate-crisis-at-home-and-abroad; Justice40 Initiative, https://www.whitehouse.gov/environmentaljustice/justice40/; Addendum to the Interim Implementation Guidance for the Justice 40 Initiative, M-21-28, on using the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST), M-23-09, (January 27, 2023), https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/M-23-09_Signed_CEQ_CPO.pdf.

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