WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Contingency Planning

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
01/06/2021
Organization: 
DOI, Bureau of Reclamation, WaterSMART
Description: 

The objective of this funding opportunity is to invite states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing drought contingency planning with Reclamation to build resilience to drought in advance of a crisis. Applicants under this funding opportunity may request funding to develop a new drought plan or to update an existing drought plan. The FY 2021 WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Contingency Planning Grants Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) was posted to grants.gov yesterday afternoon.  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322320. Under the Drought Contingency Planning FOA, applicants can request up to $200K to develop a drought contingency plan, or plan update, in two years. There is a cost-share waiver available under exceptional/limited circumstances (see C.2. in the FOA).  

Category: 
climate change, drought, mitigation, adaptation, infrastructure, planning, policy,
Funding Amount: 
$1,000-$200,000
Matching Funds: 
Yes.

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Eligible applicants include states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority in the 17 Western United States and Hawaii.
Contact Information: 
Irene M Hoiby Supervisory Grants Management Specialist Phone 303-445-2025