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BIL Opportunity: Small Surface Water and Groundwater Storage Projects

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Upcoming Milestones:

The Bureau of Reclamation hosted a webinar on June 2, 2022 to share information about how projects can become eligible to compete for funding and the feasibility study requirements. A subsequent  webinar was hosted on September 20, 2022 to share information about the published funding opportunity

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions
  • Local Governments
  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • Non-profits
  • State Governments

Program Purpose:

  • Other Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy



Bureau of Reclamation

Funded by:

U.S. Department of the Interior


This funding opportunity supports the implementation of small surface storage, groundwater storage, and conveyance projects that will enhance water storage opportunities. Projects must have a storage capacity of not less than 2,000 acre-feet and not more than 30,000 acre-feet. Through this funding opportunity, Reclamation will provide financial assistance for projects that, when implemented, will increase water supply reliability, improve operational flexibility, and enhance climate resiliency of water and related infrastructure throughout the 17 western states, Alaska, and Hawaii.

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Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Please contact the Small Storage Program Team at bor-sha-smallstorage@usbr.gov.

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