WaterSMART Grants: Inviting Applications for Water Marketing Strategy across U.S.

Deadline: 19 April 2017

The Bureau of Reclamation is currently seeking applications for its funding opportunity “WaterSMART water marketing strategy” to cost-share with Reclamation and develops a water marketing strategy to help prevent water-related conflicts and contribute to water sustainability. Reclamation will provide grants to conduct planning activities in developing a water marketing strategy to establish or expand water markets or water marketing transactions.

Water marketing refers to water rights transactions, include the lease, sale or exchange of water rights, undertaken in accordance with state and federal laws, between willing buyers and sellers. A water market refers to a formal arrangement, based on a set of rules and/or water management agreements, to allow for water rights transactions within a specific geographic area.

A “water marketing strategy” consists of planning activities including engineering, hydrologic, legal, economic, and other types of analysis, and the development of rules, legal agreements, software and logistical arrangements for water marketing.

Funding Information

Reclamation is making approximately $3 million available for implementing water marketing strategy grants under this funding opportunity. Applicants can apply for funding in either of the two funding groups:

  • In Funding Group I, up to $200,000 in federal funds per award will be provided to develop water marketing strategies. These strategies must be completed within two years with the applicants conducting the outreach, planning and scoping activities.
  • In Funding Group II, up to $400,000 in federal funds per award will be available for more advanced water strategies. These strategies must be completed within three years and must include developing procedures and agreements needed to implement the water marketing strategy.

Eligibility Criteria

States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the Western United States or United States Territories as identified in the Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902, as amended

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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