Desalination and Water Purification Research and Development (DWPR)

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Desalination and Water Purification Research and Development (DWPR): The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), is currently requesting applications for projects to be funded by the Desalination and Water Purification Research and Development Program (DWPR). The research program follows the recommendations of the National Research Council's prepublication copy, Desalination: A National Perspective, April 2008. Through this program, Reclamation is forming partnerships with private industry, universities, water utilities, and others to address a broad range of desalting and water purification needs. Reclamation is particularly interested in research where the benefits are widespread but where no private-sector entities are willing to make the investment and assume the risks. Reclamation is also interested in research that would have a national significance - where the issues are of large-scale concern; they are more than locally, state, or regionally specific; and the benefits accrue to a large swath of the public. The authorizing legislation for this program is the Water Desalination Act of 1996, P.L.104-298, as amended, and the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act of 1992, P.L. 102-575, Title XVI, as amended, Sect. 1605, codified in 43 USC Sec 390h-3). The program has three major goals: (1) augment the supply of usable water in the United States, (2) understand the environmental impacts of desalination and develop approaches to minimize these impacts relative to other water supply alternatives, and (3) develop approaches to lower the financial costs of desalination so that it is an attractive option relative to other alternatives in locations where traditional sources of water are inadequate.
Federal Grant Title: Desalination and Water Purification Research and Development (DWPR)
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Reclamation Denver Office
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 08SF811411
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.506
CFDA Descriptions: Water Desalination Research and Development Program
Current Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2008
Original Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2008
Posted Date: Apr 28, 2008
Creation Date: May 12, 2008
Archive Date: Jun 01, 2009
Total Program Funding: $2,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 13
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Individuals - For profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Foreign entities, other than United States-Mexico binational research foundatins and inter-university research programs established by the two countries, are not eligible for funding under the authorizing legislation for this program. Federal agencies are not elibible to apply.
Grant Announcement Contact
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