• Agency:  U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Deadline:  Application Period 1: February 22, 2024; Application Period 2: October 30, 2024
  • Grant Amount:  $500,000 to $5M depending on funding group (refer to page 6 of Notice.
  • Number of Anticipated Awards: 40 to 50 projects per application period
  • Match Required: 50% of project cost.

Purpose of Funding (fields of work and funding uses): The objective of this Notice of Funding Opportunity is to invite eligible applicants to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of renewable energy; mitigate conflict risk in areas with a high risk of future water conflict; enable farmers to make additional on-farm improvements in the future, including improvements that may be eligible for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funding; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to sustainability.

Eligibility (location of project and entity):  For Category descriptions, see page 9 of the Notice for funding at grants.gov/search-results-detail/350982 .  Category A: States, Indian Tribes, irrigation districts, and water districts; any state, regional, or local authority whose members include one or more organizations with water or power delivery authority; and other organizations with water or power delivery authority. Category B: Nonprofit conservation organizations that are acting in partnership and with the agreement of an entity described in Category A.

Eligible Project are described in Notice of Funding Announcement beginning on Page 13.

Link to more information:  grants.gov/search-results-detail/350982