Federal WaterSMART Project Funding
Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART Program has a new project implementation funding opportunity: Environmental Water Resources Projects (EWRP) Grants. EWRP grants encompass WaterSMART’s former Phase II grants, as well as other types of projects that support water conservation, management, infrastructure, and restoration efforts. Funded projects must benefit ecological values and be collaborative in nature. Individual grants of up to $2 million are available. The deadline to apply is December 9, 2021, but beginning your application as soon as possible is highly recommended due to the time required to prepare for and apply to these federal grants. State, Tribal, and municipal entities, including irrigation and water districts, are eligible, as are nonprofit conservation organizations working in partnership with these entities.