The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline to submit an application for the Cooperative Watershed Management Program Phase II Funding Opportunity. Applications are now due on February 20th, 2019 at 4 p.m. MST. This funding opportunity is for watershed groups to seek funding to implement on-the-ground watershed management projects for their communities. The funding provided through the Cooperative Watershed Management Program helps local stakeholders develop local solutions that will improve water reliability while reducing conflict, addressing complex water issues and stretching limited water supplies. View the funding opportunity HERE. Learn more about the Cooperative Watershed Management Program HERE.
The Community First Foundation announced their 2019 Collaborating for Community Health in Jeffco grant. The purpose of this grant is to support coalitions and collaborations working together to improve conditions of community health of the Jefferson County community. This can include anything from access to neighborhood health and built environment including environmental conditions. This is an open, competitive, one-time grant that lasts 12 months, from July 2019 through July 2020. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 7, 2019. LEARN MORE.
The EPA has extended the submission deadline for the Environmental Justice Small Grants to Friday, March 8th. These grants are for one-year projects that address emergency preparedness and increase resiliency, as well as projects that include the needs of US military veterans and homeless populations. You can find more HERE.
The Colorado Water Quality Control Division has extended the application deadline for the 2019 NPS RFA (#12390). The funding is for watershed implementation projects that address water quality impairments caused by nonpoint sources of selenium, sediment, pathogens and/or nutrients OR protect waterbodies from degradation caused by nonpoint source pollution. Applications must be submitted by March 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (MST) to email@example.com. Find the updated application and reference materials HERE.
Diane Hoppe Scholarship: The Colorado Water Conservation Board is pleased to administer a $2,000 one-year scholarship for a Colorado high school student interested in western water issues planning to attend a public institution of higher education in Colorado. Students who will be graduating from high school in the spring of 2019 are eligible to apply. Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2019 to be considered by the Selection Committee. Learn more about Diane Hoppe and apply HERE.
The DOI Bureau of Reclamation offers a grant to 15 Drought Resiliency Projects. 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. Apply by March 27th HERE.
Get Your 2019 Project Funded Are you planning, designing, or implementing on-the-ground restoration projects that will restore river flows and/or recharge ground water? Would you like the opportunity to share your projects with businesses who may be interested in providing support for your projects? If the answer is “Yes!” be sure to check out the Business for Water Stewardship Project Bank, a new opportunity for paid members of River Network to use a national platform to attract funding.
US Department of Agriculture Rural Development Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program. This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas. Full details, including requirements and registration, can be found HERE.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Water Quality Planning Design and Engineering Grants. These grants provide money to small communities to help cover costs associated with the State Revolving Fund pre-application requirements. Grants require a 20 percent match from the applicant. Planning grant applicants must complete the prequalification form and attend a pre-application meeting. Design and engineering grant applicants will be considered by project needs assessment submissions by approved disadvantaged communities. For more information CLICK HERE.
Colorado's Water Plan Grant Opportunities: The purpose of the Water Plan Grant funding is to make progress on the critical actions identified in the Colorado’s Water Plan (CWP) and its Measurable Objectives. All applications will be assessed based on funds available for a particular CWP Measurable Objective category. The Board will select projects, programs and activities to fund from applications that have the best opportunity to make progress on the CWP’s Measurable Objectives or critical actions. The CWCB staff reserves the right to negotiate with successful applicants to modify the scope and budget of their project to better meet the CWP objectives in light of fund availability. CWCB staff will evaluate applications and recommend projects to the CWCB Board for final approval at its regularly scheduled Board meetings. Learn more HERE.
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), provided through the Natural Resource Conservation Service, is a voluntary conservation program that helps agricultural producers in a manner that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP, agricultural producers receive financial and technical assistance to implement structural and management conservation practices that optimize environmental benefits on working agricultural land. EQIP applications are accepted on a continuous basis, however, NRCS establishes application "cut-off" or submission deadline dates for evaluation, ranking and approval of eligible applications. EQIP is open to all eligible agricultural producers and submitted applications may be considered or evaluated in multiple funding pool opportunities. To learn more CLICK HERE.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board Water Supply Reserve Account (WSRA) Program provides grants and loans to assist Colorado water users in addressing their critical water supply issues and interests. The funds help eligible entities complete water activities, which may include competitive grants for: Technical assistance regarding permitting, feasibility studies and environmental compliance; Studies or analysis of structural, nonstructural consumptive and nonconsumptive water needs, projects or activities; and structural and nonstructural water projects or activities.
What type of Water Supply Reserve Fund Grants are available?
Statewide Account: Funds water activities from a basin roundtable on a competitive basis. The CWCB evaluates applications for the Statewide Account to ensure each application meets the Threshold Criteria in addition to being evaluated using the Evaluation Criteria.
For more information click HERE.
Colorado Water Conservation Board Water Efficiency Grant Program. The Water Efficiency Grant Program provides financial assistance to communities, water providers, and eligible agencies for water conservation-related activities and projects. Eligible entities, as well as state and local governments and agencies, can receive funding to develop water conservation and drought plans, implement water conservation goals outlined in a water conservation plan and educate the public about water conservation.
Types of Water Efficiency Grants available - Click on programs below for more information about each and how to apply:
Water Conservation Planning Grants: For water providers seeking to develop or update their water conservation plans.
Water Conservation Implementation Grants: For water providers implementing water conservation plan goals and programs identified in locally adopted and CWCB-approved water conservation plans.
Drought Mitigation Planning Grants: For water providers or state and local governmental entities developing drought mitigation and response plans.
Water Resource Conservation Public Education and Outreach Grants: For agencies seeking to promote the benefits of water resource conservation through public education and outreach.
RiversEdge West has a list of riparian restoration funding opportunities maintained by the Tamarisk Coalition. For list click restoration funding opportunities.