Basin Water Supply Reserve Fund Grants

Colorado Department of Natural Resources (CO DNR)

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Next deadline: Aug 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Oct 1, 2020, Feb 1, 2021, Apr 1, 2021, Jun 1, 2021

Grant amount: More than US $100,000

Fields of work: Water Resource Management

Applicant type: Individuals, Government Entity, Nonprofit, For-Profit Business

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Colorado

Location of residency: Colorado

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Overview:

NOTE: Prior to applying to the CWCB, the applicant must have the approval of the basin roundtable in which the activity will occur. See the basin roundtables page for details about upcoming meeting dates and contact information. A complete, detailed application, including letter from the respective basin roundtable, statement of work, budget, schedule, and maps must be received by the CWCB no later than the first of the month, the month prior to the bimonthly CWCB meeting at which the application will be considered for funding. For example, applications for the March CWCB meeting are due February 1st.

Introduction

The WSRF Program provides grants and loans to assist Colorado water users in addressing their critical water supply issues and interests. The funds help eligible entities complete water activities, which may include competitive grants for: ­ ­

  • Technical assistance regarding permitting, feasibility studies and environmental compliance; ­
  • Studies or analysis of structural, nonstructural, consumptive and nonconsumptive water needs, projects or activities; and ­
  • Structural and nonstructural water projects or activities.

Requests for funds from the Account must be approved by at least one of Colorado’s nine basin roundtables. The request is then forwarded to the CWCB to evaluate and make final funding decisions.

Basin Account

The Basin Account funds water activities from a basin roundtable. The CWCB evaluates applications for the Basin Account to ensure the Threshold Criteria are met.

Basin Details

South Platte Basin 

Arkansas Basin 

Rio Grande Basin 

Southwest Basin 

Gunnison Basin 

Metro Basin 

Colorado Basin 

Yampa-White-Green Basin 

North Platte Basin 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Entity eligibility: Entities that may apply for grants or loans from the fund include:
    • Public (Government) – municipalities, enterprises, counties and State of Colorado agencies ­
    • Public (Districts) – special, water and sanitation, conservancy, conservations, irrigation and water activity enterprises ­
    • Private Incorporated – mutual ditch companies, homeowners associations and non-profit corporations ­
    • Private – individuals, partnerships and sole proprietors are eligible for Basin Funds but are not eligible for Statewide Funds ­
    • Non-governmental organizations – typically non-profit but also includes for-profit corporations
  • Eligible water activities include a broad range of activities such as: ­
    • Technical assistance regarding permitting, feasibility studies and environmental compliance; ­
    • Studies or analysis of structural, nonstructural, consumptive and non-consumptive water needs, projects or activities; and ­
    • Structural and nonstructural water projects or activities.