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WaterSMART Planning and Project Design Grants For FY 2023 and FY 2024

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Governments
  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • State Governments

Program Purpose:

  • Other Infrastructure
  • Strategy and Planning

Reserved for Energy



Bureau of Reclamation

Funded by:

U.S. Department of the Interior


Through Planning and Project Design Grants, Reclamation provides funding for collaborative planning and design projects to support water management improvements. This includes funding for:

  1. Water Strategy Grants to conduct planning activities to improve water supplies (e.g., water supplies to disadvantaged communities that do not have reliable access to water, water marketing, water conservation, drought resilience, and ecological resilience);
  2. Project Design Grants to conduct project-specific design for projects to improve water management; and
  3. comprehensive Drought Contingency Plans.

Note that funding to develop a water marketing strategy – formerly funded through Water Marketing Strategy Grants, a stand-alone funding opportunity under WaterSMART – is now available through Water Strategy Grants.

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

More information on this opportunity is available here.

Contact Information

Irene Hoiby

Email: ihoiby@usbr.gov

Phone: 303-445-3575

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