WaterSMART: Cooperative Watershed Management Program (CWMP) for fiscal year (FY) 2016
The objective of this FOA is to invite States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, local governmental entities, non-profit organizations, existing watershed groups, and local and special districts (e.g., irrigation and water districts, county soil conservation districts) to submit proposals for Phase I activities to establish or further develop a watershed group. Funding provided under this FOA may be used to develop a mission statement, project concepts, and/or a restoration plan. See Sec. III.C. Eligible Activities for a more comprehensive description. All work must be completed within two years from the date of award.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Reclamation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility for Task A â€“ Establishment of a Watershed Group Applicants eligible to receive an award to fund activities under Task A include: States, Indian tribes, local and special districts (e.g., irrigation and water districts), local governmental entities, interstate organizations, and non-profit organizations. To be eligible, applicants must also meet all of the following requirements: â€˘ Significantly affect or be affected by the quality or quantity of water in a watershed â€˘ Be capable of promoting the sustainable use of water resources â€˘ Be located in the western United States or Territories as identified in the Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902, as amended and supplemented; specifically: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands Applicant Eligibility for Task B â€“ Further Development of an Existing Watershed Group In order to be eligible to receive an award to fund activities under Task B, the applicant must be an eligible entity as described immediately above and must be either: 1. An existing â€śwatershed group,â€ť (i.e., a grassroots, non-regulatory legal entity that otherwise meets the definition of a watershed group as described above in Section I.B.. Objective of Funding Opportunity Announcement. 2. A participant in an existing watershed group that meets the definition of a â€śwatershed groupâ€ť as described above in Section I.B. Objective of Funding Opportunity Announcement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Grants Management Specialist
Phone 303 445-3697
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $100,000.00