WaterSMART Grants: Water Marketing Strategy Grants for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021

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Funding Opportunity ID:331273
Opportunity Number:R21AS00278
Opportunity Title:WaterSMART Grants: Water Marketing Strategy Grants for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):15.507
Eligible Applicants:State governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Category A: States, Indian Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts; state, regional, or local authorities whose members include one or more organizations with water or power delivery authority; and, other organizations with water or power delivery authority. Category B: Nonprofit conservation organizations that are acting in partnership and with the agreement of an entity described in Category A. All applicants must be located in the Western United States or United States Territories, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. To be eligible, applicants must also be located in one of the following States or Territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Those not eligible include, but are not limited to, the following entities: Federal governmental entities Institutions of higher education Individuals 501(c)4 organizations 501(c)6 organizations
Agency Code:DOI-BOR
Agency Name:Department of the Interior
Bureau of Reclamation
Posted Date:Feb 03, 2021
Close Date:Apr 07, 2021 Application due date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
Last Updated Date:Feb 03, 2021
Award Ceiling:$400,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$3,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description:Through WaterSMART Water Marketing Strategy Grants, Reclamation provides cost-shared financial assistance to States, Indian tribes, and local governments to develop water marketing strategies to establish or expand water markets or water marketing activities between willing participants, in compliance with state and Federal laws. Water Marketing Strategy Grants are a component of Reclamation’s WaterSMART Grants Program, which also includes Water and Energy Efficiency Grants and Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects. For further information on the WaterSMART Grants Program, please see www.usbr.gov/watersmart/index.html. The objective of this NOFO is to invite States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation to develop a water marketing strategy to increase water supply reliability. Applicants under this NOFO may request funding to develop a water marketing strategy (project) to establish or expand water markets or water marketing activities. A “water marketing strategy” is a framework for implementation of water marketing activities. Development of a water marketing strategy must include: (1) Outreach and partnership building; (2) Scoping and planning activities (e.g., hydrologic, economic, legal and other types of analysis); and (3) Development of a water marketing strategy document describing how water marketing activities will be implemented. For the purposes of this NOFO, “water marketing” refers to water rights transactions (e.g., the voluntary lease, sale, or exchange of water or water rights), or voluntary agreements governing water rights, water use, or water management (e.g., non-diversion agreements, dry-year options, and agreements governing groundwater recharge and storage), undertaken in accordance with State and Federal laws, between willing participants.
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