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Ground Water Conservation Grants

Grants to Idaho Municipalities, Associations,
and For-Profits to Reduce Aquifer Demand

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Idaho Department of Water Resources

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to Idaho municipalities, corporations, homeowners and water users associations, and ground water districts for projects that will reduce demands on water resources. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the deadline. Eligible projects involve conservation and efficiency efforts that will either delay or reduce the need for additional groundwater resources.

The eligible geographic area is statewide; however, priority will be given to grant applications from the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer, the Wood River Aquifer, the Mountain Home Aquifer, the Treasure Valley Aquifer, the Palouse Basin Aquifer, and the Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174073

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 - $20,000

Term of Contract:

The grant term is one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
-Homeowner’s Association
-Water Users Association
-Private Corporation
-Irrigation District
-Irrigation Company
-Ground Water Districts

Pre-Application Information:

Accepting Applications on an on-going basis between July 1, 2016 and April 15, 2017.

All paperwork must be in twenty-eight (28) working days prior to the next bi-monthly Board meeting.

Board meeting agendas can be found at:

Entities requesting funding under the Groundwater Conservation Grant Program must provide $2 (66%) for every $1 (33%) awarded by the Board. In-kind services can be used for one-third (33%) of the projects costs.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Neeley Miller
(208) 287-4831

Idaho Water Resource Board
322 East Front Street
Statehouse Mail Boise, Idaho 83720

P: (208) 287-4800
F: (208) 287-6700

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho