Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB)
10/01/19 - Deadline for requests of $50,000 or more; requests of less than $50,000 may be submitted any time throughout the year.
Grants to Colorado local government agencies and other water providers for projects that enhance water efficiency throughout the state. Funding is intended to support the implementation of approved water conservation plans. Please note that applicant agencies must have an approved water conservation plan on file with the state. Each plan must comply, at a minimum, with the newly amended requisite plan elements identified in §37-60-126 C.R.S.
Water Efficiency Grant Program - Background:
The Water Efficiency Grant Program Fund provides financial assistance for the following purposes:
-Developing Water Conservation plans
-Implementing CWCB-approved Water Conservation plans
-Promoting the benefits of water resource conservation through public education and outreach projects.
-Developing Drought Mitigation plans
Intent of the Board:
It is the explicit intent of the Board to work with public and private agencies, water users and local entities to increase meaningful water conservation in the state by:
-Increasing the number of local entities with CWCB approved water conservation plans;
-Increasing the number of local entities with CWCB approved drought mitigation plans;
-Improving the nature and breadth of water conservation practices at the local level; and
-Increasing the amount of technical assistance that the CWCB provides to local entities.
With these objectives in mind, the Board intends to administer the Water Efficiency Grant Program for the purpose of providing financial assistance to: covered entities and other state and local governmental entities with locally adopted Water Conservation Plans that have specified water efficiency (or savings) goals in accordance with §37-60-126 CRS; local entities in developing drought mitigation plans; and agencies that include as their primary purpose to promote water resource conservation which desire to fund education and outreach aimed at demonstrating the benefits of water efficiency.
GrantWatch ID#: 164093
Requests may be for less than $50,000 (may be submitted at any time) or $50,000 or more (due by the first month prior to the Board meeting).
All monies awarded under this Grant Program must be expended before June 30, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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