WaterSMART: Cooperative Watershed Management Program Grants for FY 2013

The summary for the WaterSMART: Cooperative Watershed Management Program Grants for FY 2013 grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Bureau of Reclamation Denver Office, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
WaterSMART: Cooperative Watershed Management Program Grants for FY 2013: The objective of this FOA is to invite States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, local governmental entities, non-profit organizations, existing watershed groups, and local and special districts (e.g., irrigation and water districts, county soil conservation districts, as defined in Section 6001 of the Cooperative Watershed Management Act [Subtitle A of Title IX of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, P.L. 111-11]) to submit proposals for Phase I activities to establish or expand a watershed group. Funding provided under this FOA must be used to develop a mission statement, project concepts, and a restoration plan. All work must be completed within two years from the date of award.A watershed group is defined in the Act (See: Section 6001 of the Cooperative Watershed Management Act, Subtitle A of Title IX of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, P.L. 111-11 [42 USC 10364]) as a self-sustaining, cooperative watershed-wide group that:1. Is comprised of representatives of the affected stakeholders of the relevant watershed2. Incorporates the perspectives of a diverse array of stakeholders, including all of the following, to the maximum extent practicable: A. Representatives of:- Hydroelectric production - Livestock grazing - Timber production - Land development - Recreation or tourism - Irrigated agricultural production - The environment - Potable water purveyors and industrial water users- Private property ownersB. Any Federal agency that has authority with respect to the watershedC. Any State agency that has authority with respect to the watershedD. Any local agency that has authority with respect to the watershedE. Any Indian tribe that either:- Owns land within the watershed - Has land in the watershed that is held in trust3. Is a grassroots, non-regulatory entity that addresses water availability and quality issues within the relevant watershed 4. Is capable of promoting the sustainable use of the water resources of the relevant watershed and improving the functioning condition of rivers and streams through: water conservation, improved water quality, ecological resiliency, and the reduction of water conflicts5. Makes decisions on a consensus basis, as defined by the bylaws of the watershed group
Federal Grant Title: WaterSMART: Cooperative Watershed Management Program Grants for FY 2013
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Reclamation Denver Office
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: R13AS80015
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.554
CFDA Descriptions: Cooperative Watershed Management Program
Current Application Deadline: Jun 11, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Jun 11, 2013
Posted Date: May 01, 2013
Creation Date: May 02, 2013
Archive Date: Jun 12, 2013
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Applicants eligible to receive financial assistance to fund activities under this FOA include: Task A Establishment of a Watershed Group: States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the western United States or United States Territories as identified in the Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902, as amended. Task B Expansion of an Existing Watershed Group: An existing watershed group, i.e., a grassroots, non-regulatory entity and otherwise meets the definition of a watershed group as described in Section I.B. Objective of Funding Opportunity Announcement and Section III.A. Eligible Applicants or a member of an existing watershed group.
Grant Announcement Contact
Michelle Maher Grants Officer Phone 303-445-2025

Grants Officer [mmaher@usbr.gov]
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