WaterSMART: System Optimization Review Grants

The summary for the WaterSMART: System Optimization Review Grants 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: System Optimization Review Grants: Click on the "Full Announcement" button near the top of this Synopsis page to access the full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) document. The objective of this FOA is to invite States, Indian Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects for System Optimization Reviews (SOR). SORs consist of (1) an assessment of the potential for water management improvements in a river basin, system, or district, and (2) a report identifying specific improvements to increase efficiency, including a plan of action for implementing the recommendations. SORs are intended to focus on improving efficiency throughout a system, district, river basin, or a portion thereof, but not on a single structure such as improving one headgate or lining one ditch. SORs are intended to take a broad look at system-wide efficiency, and they are not focused on single project-specific planning. Accordingly, SOR funding may not be applied to the cost of design, engineering, or construction of a particular recommended project. The scope of each SOR will vary, depending on the stage of the planning process being addressed. Some applicants may wish to perform a comprehensive analysis that takes into consideration all options for improving water management and results in recommendations for the best approach. In districts which have already done comprehensive planning, applicants may wish to update an earlier plan by focusing the SOR on a particular aspect of system improvement, such as water marketing or automation, and determining the best approach to implement the improvements. It is estimated that between 4 and 8 projects will awarded with a Federal funding share of up to $300,000. Applicants must provide a cost share of 50% or more of the total project cost.
Federal Grant Title: WaterSMART: System Optimization Review Grants
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Reclamation Denver Office
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: R10SF80256
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.507
CFDA Descriptions: Water 2025
Current Application Deadline: Jun 14, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Jun 14, 2010
Posted Date: Apr 30, 2010
Creation Date: Apr 30, 2010
Archive Date: Dec 31, 2010
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants include State or Territory agencies or departments with water or power delivery authority; Federally recognized Indian tribes with water or power delivery authority--the term "Indian tribe" has the meaning given in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b); Irrigation and water districts; Municipal water or power delivery authorities; and Other organizations with water or power delivery authority. Applicants must also be located in the Western United States or Territories as identified in the Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902, as amended and supplemented; specifically, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands. Those not eligible include entities without water or power delivery authority, such as Other State governmental entities, Federal governmental entities, Institutions of Higher Education, and individuals.
Grant Announcement Contact
Stephanie Bartlett Procurement Analyst Phone 303-445-2025

WaterSMART SOR [[email protected]]
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