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Grants to Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York Nonprofits, Agencies, Individuals, and IHEs in Eligible Areas to Conserve Water Resources

Consumptive Use Mitigation Grant Program

GrantWatch ID# 200055
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: MarylandNew YorkPennsylvania

Important Dates
Conference Date: 12/08/22
Deadline: 01/31/23 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Grant Description
Grants to Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York nonprofit organizations, government agencies, individuals, and IHEs in eligible areas to conserve water resources. Funding is intended to support projects that provide quantifiable water quantity benefits or improvements. Projects must benefit the Susquehanna River Basin.

The purpose of the Commission’s CU Mitigation Grant Program is to implement projects that reduce water use or increase water availability during critical low flow periods to help protect public health and safety, avoid water use conflicts, prevent water quality impacts, sustain economic production, and support ecological flow needs throughout the Basin. 

Information about eligible projects can be found at

Eligible Use of Funds can be found at


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Eligible Applicants:
- SRBC Project Sponsors (i.e., entities with SRBC approval or docket)
- Local, State, and Federal Government Entities
- Tax Exempt Non-Profit Organizations
- Institutions of Higher Education

Any of the following entities may apply for a grant under the CU Mitigation Grant
1. Project Sponsor – Any person who owns, operates, or proposes to undertake a water withdrawal, consumptive use, or water supply project and has a docket or other approval to operate issued by the Commission.
2. Local, State, and Federal Government Entity – Any federal, state, county, or local government entity, including government-led coalitions, municipal authorities, school districts, and home rule municipalities.
3. Tax-Exempt Non-Profit Organization – A tax-exempt, non-profit organization under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code involved in research, restoration, rehabilitation, planning, acquisition, development, education, or other activities, which furthers the protection, enhancement, conservation, preservation, or management of the Basin's water resources.
4. Institution of Higher Education – An entity that is an accredited university, college, seminary college, community college, or two-year college.

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Pre-Proposal Conference
Two informational webinars will be held to help answer questions:
- November 15, 2022: 10 am-12 pm (RSVP by November 9, 2022)
- December 8, 2022: 2-4 pm (RSVP by December 2, 2022)

Please email staff to RSVP for either webinar. A link will be emailed to you a day or two before the webinar.

Pre-Application Information
- Grant Application Opens: November 1, 2022 (8 am)
- Grant Application Closes: January 31, 2023 (4 pm Eastern Standard Time)
- Grant Application Review: February-March 2023
- Grant Awards Announced: April 2023
- Grant Agreements Executed: July 2023
- Grantee Kickoff Meetings: August 2023

A minimum cash match of 10 percent or 25 percent, depending on the total requested SRBC grant funding, and expended within the grant period of performance.

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Number of Grants
Approximately 5-15 projects, contingent on quality and scope of applications received and available SRBC funding

Estimated Size of Grant
Approximately $4 million to $6 million total grant funding available with anticipated individual project awards of $100,000 or more.

Term of Contract
In general, project funds should be expended and projects completed within three (3) years of the grant agreement effective date. Project schedules for which grant funding is requested must start on or after Saturday, July 1, 2023.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Please email to RSVP for either webinar.

Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Consumptive Use Mitigation Grant Program
4423 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1788

General Grant Program and/or Application Inquiries:
(717) 238-0423, ext. 1017

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