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WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Projects for Fiscal Year 2024

Open Date:


Close Date:


Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • Public Utility Entity
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Other Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:


Bureau of Reclamation

Funded by:

U.S. Department of the Interior


The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) Program provides a framework for Federal leadership and assistance to stretch and secure water supplies for future generations in support of the Department’s priorities. Through WaterSMART, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) 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.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

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

Applicant Guidance

For further information on the Drought Response Program, please see www.usbr.gov/drought.

For further information on the WaterSMART Program, please see www.usbr.gov/WaterSMART.

Contact Information

Karen Shubert

Email: kshubert@usbr.gov

Phone: 801-524-3663

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