These grants may be distributed to the following:
-Covered entities and state and local governmental entities
-Public and private entities whose primary purpose includes promoting the benefits of water resource conservation for education and outreach aimed at demonstrating the benefits of water efficiency.
Covered entity: means each municipality, agency, utility, including any privately owned utility, or other publicly owned entity with a legal obligation to supply, distribute, or otherwise provide water at retail to domestic, commercial, industrial, or public facility customers, and that has a total demand for such customers of two thousand acre-feet or more.
Local Governmental Entity: means a county, municipality, city and county, water district, water and sanitation district, metropolitan district that provides water services, water conservation district, water conservancy district, or water authority.
There are two groups of applicants that are eligible for monies under this Grant Program:
i) Financial assistance may be provided to a covered entity and other state and local governmental entities that have a locally adopted Water Conservation Plan and has defined goals in that Plan in accordance with §37-60-126 C.R.S.
ii) Financial assistance may be provided to a public or private entity whose primary purpose includes the promotion of water resource conservation. To apply, an applicant must demonstrate that:
-It is, in fact, a covered entity through its annual retail water demand for the past five years, and that the covered entity has a locally adopted Water Conservation Plan with goals defined for water savings; or
-It is, in fact, a state or local governmental entity through the disclosure of its organizational structure, its charter (or equivalent) and that the state or local governmental entity has a locally adopted Water Conservation Plan with goals defined for water savings; or
-It is, in fact, a public or private entity whose primary purpose includes water resource conservation based on its charter (e.g., articles of incorporation, by-laws, etc.) and/or defined operating principles.