BOR-CPN Water Conservation Field Services Program: Financial Assistance for Fiscal Year 2021

The Department of the Interior’s (DOI’s) 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 DOI 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 addressing local water conflicts.

WaterSMART provides support for DOI’s priorities, including creating a legacy of conservation stewardship, sustainably developing our energy and natural resources, modernizing our infrastructure through public-private partnerships, striking a regulatory balance, and restoring trust with local communities by improving relationships and communication with states, Tribes, local governments, communities, landowners and water users.

WaterSMART also supports Reclamation’s priorities, including increasing water supplies, leveraging science and technology to improve water supply reliability, addressing ongoing drought, and improving water supplies for tribal and rural communities.

Reclamation established the Water Conservation Field Services Program (WCFSP) in 1996 to encourage recipients of water from Federal water projects to conserve water and to assist agricultural and urban water districts in preparing and implementing water conservation plans in accordance with the Reclamation Reform Act of 198 2. Through the WCFSP, Reclamation makes cost-shared financial assistance available for developing water conservation plans, designing water management improvements, identifying water management improvements through System Optimization Reviews (SORs), and improving the understanding of water conservation techniques through demonstration activities.

For further information on the WaterSMART Program, please see
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Water Conservation Field Services Program (WCFSP)

Department of the Interior

Agency: Department of the Interior

Office: Bureau of Reclamation

Estimated Funding: $2,100,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants include any state, Tribe, irrigation district, water district, or other organization with water or power delivery authority located in Reclamation’s Columbia-Pacific Northwest Region (see Section 8).

The proposed activity must have a defined relationship to one or more Reclamation Project(s) authorized by Congress.

A defined relationship includes everything within the Project service area (i.e., Project features and facilities, watershed, water systems, or water supplies affected by a specific Reclamation Project).

Those not eligible include, but are not limited to, the following entities: Federal governmental entities, institutions of higher education, individuals, 501(c)(4) organizations, and 501(c)(6) organizations.

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