Tag Archives: Water

Drought Contingency Planning Grants

A dried-up ditch between rice farms in Richvale, California (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
The objective of this FOA 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 Drought Contingency Planning with Reclamation to build resilience to drought in advance of a crisis. Applicants under this FOA may request funding to develop a new drought plan or to update an existing drought plan (collectively, Drought Contingency Plans). Applications due Feburary 14, 2017. Learn more and... Read more

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

Student Volunteers Restore a Beach as part of the Deadman's Island Restoration Project. (Credit: NFWF)
The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. Priority will be given to projects in urban, suburban and/or rural areas that advance water quality goals in environmental justice communities such as neighborhoods with high concentrations of minority and low-income populations. Proposals due January 31,... Read more

WaterSMART: Water Recycling and Reuse Research

American River (Credit: US Bureau of Reclamation)
Water reclamation and reuse research helps states, tribes, and local communities tackle water supply challenges. WaterSMART supports the implementation of water reclamation and reuse projects under development to supplement urban and irrigation water supplies through water reuse, thereby improving efficiency, providing flexibility during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply, while also promoting water and energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Applications due February 6, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

District Energy+Water Academy

While interest in the role that district energy and water systems can play in sustainable city design has grown, city leaders, developers, utilities and community stakeholders lack knowledge and practical expertise to scale solutions beyond the building. The inaugural District Energy+Water Academy will bring project teams together to address core challenges in district-scale project feasibility, financing, policy regulations and marketability through an intensive executive level peer-learning experience. Register now... Read more

Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) seeks applications for the 2017 Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program. The Program goal is to accelerate strategic protection of healthy, freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds. Therefore, the primary focus for applicants should be protection and stewardship of the landscape that comprises the watershed, rather than restoration of degraded habitats or projects with a strictly water quality improvement outcome. Applications due February 1. Learn more and view RFP... Read more

Campus RainWorks Challenge

University of Maryland's Campus RainWorks Challenge entry, Performance Parking: Reimagining Lot 11B, won first place in the Demonstration Project category in 2015
EPA’s Campus RainWorks Challenge asks student teams to design innovative green infrastructure for their campus. This year teams will incorporate climate resiliency and consider community engagement in their green infrastructure designs for stormwater management. EPA is calling for college and university students to form teams with a faculty advisor and compete in either the master plan or demonstration project categories. Entries due December 16. Learn more... Read more

Urban Waters National Training Workshop

Registration is free and open to all for the 2016 Urban Waters National Training Workshop, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on behalf of the Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP). This is your chance to access representatives of the 14 federal agencies in the Urban Waters Federal Partnership who are committed to supporting your efforts to improve local waters and your community. Connect, share and learn with other innovators about how to convene, engage, and succeed in our partnership work. View... Read more
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