Educational Outreach


The Water Education Foundation has developed several programs and publications that educate various audiences on the importance of water resources in California, including the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2019 The Water Education Foundation water tours and Water Education for Teachers programs have previously been funded as a sub-contractor under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy (Conservancy).
Fiscal Year 2020 Selected accomplishments include virtual water tours, the creation of water education resources for the public, and training of teachers to provide water education lessons to students.
Fiscal Year 2021 -The creation and publication of five Layperson’s Guides, often referred to as mini-textbooks, on California Water, Water Conservation, the Klamath River, Water Recycling, and the Delta. -An in-depth article in Western Water magazine. -The planning and execution of Water Summit, a one-day summit that brings together a variety of stakeholder groups to discuss and debate current water issues. -Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) Workshops, a series of workshops for K-12 educators focused on concepts, skills, and localized knowledge on watershed management, water quality, and water conservation throughout the California Bay-Delta watershed and Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) service areas. -Water Tours that provide participants with a firsthand look at the water facilities, rivers, and regions critical in the debate about the future of water resources; Planned tours include Northern California, Central Valley, Bay Delta, San Joaquin River Restoration Areas, and Klamath. -The development of a one-day water tour of the Delta or American River watershed for educators who have attended Project WET workshops.
Fiscal Year 2023 The foundation hosted the 2022 Water Summit for 124 participants on October 27, 2022. The 38th Water Summit featured top policymakers and leading experts who provided the latest information and viewpoints on issues affecting water across California and the West, focusing on the theme Rethinking Water in the West. Seven of eight Project Water Education for Teachers (WET) K-12 educator professional development workshops were conducted within the Bay Delta Watershed and CVPIA Service Area. Training organization and outreach was supported by Reclamation funding for Project WET. Project WET workshops help K-12 educators integrate concepts and skills directly related to studying and managing the Bay-Delta, its watershed, and the CVPIA service area using state Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. The 104 educators who attended these Project WET workshops said that they would apply these activities with approximately 32,279 students in the current and upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The foundation hosted the Northern California Water Tour 2022 which explored the Sacramento River and its tributaries through scenic landscape while learning about this key source for the state’s water supply. The foundation also hosted the San Joaquin River Restoration Tour which traveled along the San Joaquin River to learn firsthand about one of the nation’s largest and most expensive river restoration projects. The foundation also hosted a Project WET Water Tour which was a one-day tour on October 1 to help expand Project WET educators’ knowledge about the role that water management partners play within the Bay-Delta watershed and Central Valley Project Improvement Act service area. The foundation provided a Delta Explainer and Interactive Map tour which was an interactive online tour of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to offer viewers and readers a broad overview of the heart of California water – its history and development, its importance as an ecological resource and water hub and the array of challenges it faces.
Public Law 111-88
Section 112 of the Consolidated and further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-88); Delegation of Authority letter, July 1, 2019, delegates the Secretary’s authority to the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. Re-delegation of Authority letter, July 26, 2019, delegates the Commissioner’s authority to Mid-Pacific Region’s Regional Director (now known as California Great Basin Region).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Per P.L. 111-88, Section 112: State or political subdivision or any not-for-profit organization
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
No requirements in addition to what is covered in 2 CFR 200.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Single source award per requirements under PL 111-88, Section 112
Award Procedure
The applicant must submit SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance documents; detailed project technical descriptions and budgets; and all information required under the terms of the applicable appropriations law.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Programs and publications that educate various audiences on the importance of water resources in California, including the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Unless otherwise stated in the financial assistance agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports on a semi-annual or annual basis: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Reports. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Report; and (3) other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement.
Not applicable.
All recipients of Federal awards shall maintain project records in accordance with 2 CFR 200.333 Retention requirements for records. Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other non-Federal entity records pertinent to a Federal award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for Federal awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, respectively, as reported to the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity in the case of a sub-recipient. Federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities must not impose any other record retention requirements upon non-Federal entities, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.333.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. Per P.L. 111-88, Section 112, all parties will contribute resources to the accomplishment to the program’s objectives.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, California Great Basin Region, 801 I St. Suite 140 Sacramento, California 95814; phone: 916-414-2400; fax: 916-414-2439
Headquarters Office
Luke Davis
801 St. Suite 140
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA
Phone: 279-234-1566
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$250,000.00; FY 23 est $250,000.00; FY 24 est $250,000.00; FY 21$250,000.00; FY 20$250,000.00; FY 19$0.00; FY 18$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $250,000 - $500,000 Average: $250,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2020 Water-related educational forums, water education, and water education publications.
Fiscal Year 2023 Funded projects include Water Conservation guides, Water Sumit conferences, professional development workshops for teachers, Bay Delta Water Tour, and interactive map tour.


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