WaterSMART: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for 2013

The summary for the WaterSMART: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for 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: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for 2013: The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (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 the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) on projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency, benefit endangered and threatened species, facilitate water markets, or carry out other activities to address climate-related impacts on water or prevent any water-related crisis or conflict. Through this FOA, Reclamation also makes funding available for water management improvements that complement other ongoing efforts to address water supply sustainability. For example, through the WaterSMART Basin Study Program, Reclamation is working with State and local partners, as well as other stakeholders, to comprehensively evaluate the ability to meet future water demands within a river basin. The Basin Studies allow Reclamation and its partners to evaluate potential impacts of climate change to water resources within a particular river basin, and to identify adaptation strategies to address those impacts. This FOA provides an opportunity for partners who have completed a Basin Study to apply for cost-shared funding to implement Basin Study adaptation strategies that meet the eligibility and other requirements of this FOA. In addition, funding is available through this FOA for water delivery system improvements that will enable farmers to make additional on-farm improvements in the future, including improvements that may be eligible for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funding.Water conservation, use of water markets, and improved efficiency are crucial elements of any plan to address western United States water issues. With leveraged water and energy efficiency grants, an important step will be taken towards increasing conservation for a more efficient use of water in the West.
Federal Grant Title: WaterSMART: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for 2013
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Reclamation Denver Office
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: R13SF80003
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.507
CFDA Descriptions: WaterSMART (Sustaining and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow)
Current Application Deadline: Jan 17, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Jan 17, 2013
Posted Date: Oct 30, 2012
Creation Date: Nov 02, 2012
Archive Date: Jan 18, 2013
Total Program Funding: $21,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 50
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
Under P.L. 111-11, Section 9502, an eligible applicant is a State, Indian tribe, irrigation district, water district, or other organization 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 the following entities: - Federal governmental entities - Institutions of higher education - Individuals
Grant Announcement Contact
Michelle Maher Grants Officer Phone 303-445-2025

Grants Officer [mmaher@usbr.gov]
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