Funding for Developing Watershed Groups and Building Group Capacity

Funding for Developing Watershed Groups and Building Group Capacity

Funder Name or Agency: Bureau of Reclamation
Funding Sources: Federal Agency
Elligible Entities: Federal Agency, Tribal Governments, State Agency, Local Government and Utility Districts, Non-Profit Organization, Partnership
Funding Amount: $100000
Deadline: January 19, 2021
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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced its annual Water SMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program Phase I Grants. This program provides funding for local communities to develop a watershed group, complete watershed management planning activities, or design watershed management activities. Applicants may request up to $100,000 for projects to be completed within two years.

Applicants eligible for funding to help develop a new watershed group include states, tribal nations, local and special districts (e.g., irrigation and water districts), local governmental entities, interstate organizations, and non-profit organizations. Only existing watershed groups are eligible for watershed restoration planning or watershed management project design awards.

A non-federal cost-share is not required for this funding opportunity. You can view the organizations/projects funded through the previous cycle by visiting this link. The funding opportunity is available on by searching for opportunity number BOR-DO-21-F003. Applications are due on January 19, 2021, at 4 pm MST.

If you don’t already have an account set up through the website, be sure to initiate that process early. The Bureau of Reclamation recently hosted a webinar to discuss eligible applicants and project types, program requirements, and the evaluation criteria for the Cooperative Watershed Management Program Phase I funding opportunity. Click here to watch a recording of the live event. You can find more details in the funding opportunity announcement.