Desalination is an essential tool in stretching the limited water supplies in the Western United States.
Desalination projects develop and supplement municipal and irrigation water supplies through the treatment of ocean or brackish water, thereby providing a local supply, providing flexibility
during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply portfolio.
These projects provide growing communities with new sources of clean water and increase water management flexibility, making our water supply more reliable.
Desalination projects are an important part of the Department’s WaterSMART Program.
For further information on the WaterSMART Program, see www.usbr.gov/watersmart.
The objective of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to invite sponsors of projects eligible under section 4009(c) of the WIIN Act (Projects) to request cost-shared funding for planning, design, and/or construction of those Projects.
A NOFO for congressionally authorized Title XVI projects is being released separately.
All applicants should reivew the Full Notice of Funding Opportunity Document attached under the Related Documents tab above this statement.
The Document provides full guidance and additional information on the application development process.