WaterSMART Notice of Funding Opportunity

WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Projects for Fiscal Year 2022

The WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) Program leverages Federal and non-Federal funding to work cooperatively with States, Tribes, and local entities as they plan for and implement actions to increase water supply reliability through investments in existing infrastructure and attention to local water conflicts. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) supports Drought Resiliency Projects that will build long-term resilience to drought and reduce the need for emergency response actions. These projects are generally in the final design stage—environmental and cultural resources compliance may have been initiated, and the non-Federal funding, necessary permits, and other required approvals have been secured.

The objective of this NOFO is to invite eligible applicants  to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supplies; improve water management; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. Eligible projects include constructing stormwater capture and reuse systems, including green stormwater infrastructure solutions such as rain gardens, cisterns, and bioswales.

Click the link below the download the FY22 Drought Response Program NOFO.


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