WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program Grants

Funder Name or Agency: Bureau of Reclamation
Funding Sources: Federal Agency
Elligible Entities: Tribal Governments, State Agency, Local Government and Utility Districts, Non-Profit Organization
Funding Amount: $100000
Deadline: November 13, 2019
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Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Applicant Eligibility for New Watershed Groups Applicants eligible to receive an award as a New Watershed Group include states, Indian tribes, local and special districts (e.g., irrigation and water districts), local governmental entities, interstate organizations, and non-profit organizations. To be eligible, applicants must also meet all the following requirements: •Significantly affect or be affected by the quality or quantity of water in a watershed •Be capable of promoting the sustainable use of water resources •Be located in one of the following states or territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, 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 Applicant Eligibility for Existing Watershed Groups In order to be eligible to receive an award as an Existing Watershed Group, the applicant must be an eligible entity as described immediately above and must be either: 1. An Existing Watershed Group, (i.e., a grassroots, non-regulatory legal entity that otherwise meets the definition of a watershed group as described above in Section A.2. Objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement) 2. A participant in an Existing Watershed Group that meets the definition of a watershed group as described above in Section A.2. Objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement Those not eligible include, but are not limited to, the following entities: • Federal Governmental entities • Institutes of higher education, except those institutes of higher educationsponsoring watershed groups • 501(c)4 organizations • 501(c)6 organizations • Individuals
Agency Name: Bureau of Reclamation
Description: 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) to submit proposals for Phase I activities to develop a watershed group, complete watershed restoration planning activities, and design watershed management projects. See Section C.3. Eligible Projects for a more comprehensive description of eligible activities.

A “watershed group,” as defined in Section 6001(5) (see Section A.3. Statutory Authority for full citation) of the Cooperative Watershed Management Act (Act) is a grassroots, non-regulatory entity that addresses water availability and quality issues within the relevant watershed, is capable of promoting the sustainable use of water resources in the watershed, makes decisions on a consensus basis, and represents a diverse group of stakeholders, including hydroelectric producers, livestock grazing, timber production, land development, recreation or tourism, irrigated agriculture, the environment, municipal water supplies, private property owners, Federal, state and local governments, and tribes. (See Section 6001(5) of the Act for the statutory definition of a “watershed group”).

Link to Additional Information: WaterSMART Program Website
Grantor Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact: Alisha James Grants Management Specialist Phone 303-445-3939 Reclamation Financial Assistance Contact

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