Funding Opportunities

E.g., Dec 5, 21
Funder Name: Bureau of Reclamation
Funding Range:

$100,000 - $2,000,000

The objective of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to invite eligible applicants

(Section C.1. Eligible Applicants) to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with

Reclamation on Environmental Water Resources Projects, including water conservation and

efficiency projects that result in quantifiable and sustained water savings and benefit ecological

values; water management or infrastructure improvements to mitigate drought-related impacts to

ecological values; and watershed management or restoration projects benefitting ecological

values that have a nexus to water resources or water resources management.

Funder Name: Colorado Department of Agriculture
Funding Range:

$10,000 - $700,000

The primary objectives of the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and United States Forest Service (USFS)

collaborative State and Private Forestry (SPF) grant program are to:

1. Provide additional financial resources to local communities engaged in cooperative efforts to eradicate

and/or contain state, regionally, or locally rare noxious weed species/populations;

2. To prevent high-priority weed populations from advancing onto USFS property; and

3. To facilitate participation between local weed managers and National Forest land managers in a

cooperative and coordinated approach to managing these high-priority weed problems.

Funder Name: Colorado River District
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $400,000

A project proponent within the District’s 15-county boundaries is eligible to apply for the Partnership Project Funding Program. Project proponents include stakeholders such as individuals, local governments, corporations, private entities such as mutual ditch companies, non-profit corporations, and partnerships.  Completed projects are not eligible for the Partnership Project Funding Program. 

The program seeks to advance the Colorado River District’s mission “to lead in the protection, conservation, use, and development of the water resources of the Colorado River basin for the welfare of the District, and to safeguard for Colorado all waters of the Colorado River to which the state is entitled.”

Projects should be within the River District’s boundaries and fit within the District’s MissionStrategic Plan and the Board of Director’s policy statements. District Partnership Project Funding may be made in the form of a grant, loan and/or investment in a project. Program funds shall not be the sole source of funding for any project. Project applicants and supporters should contribute funds and use District funds to leverage additional state, federal or private funds to the project.

The program framework prioritizes multi-use projects that meet needs in one or more of the following categories:

  • Productive agriculture projects could include multiple-use storage that addresses regional priorities; developing innovative and functional water leasing; suitable agriculture efficiency and conservation approaches; technical assistance and technological innovation; and dedicated resources for increasing community literacy about irrigated agriculture and supporting agricultural market growth. The District will not utilize these funds to permanently or temporarily fallow irrigated agriculture;

  • Infrastructure projects could include upgrading aging infrastructure while incentivizing new storage and delivery projects that collaboratively address multiple needs, such as improved flows to meet demands, stream and watershed health, and habitat quality; multi-purpose projects and storage methods that are supported in the Water Plan and the Basin Implementation Plans;

  • Healthy rivers projects could include those identified in stream management plans or similar projects that support and sustain fish and wildlife, healthy aquifer conditions as they connect to healthy streams, economically important water-based recreation, wetland habitat, fish passage construction for new or revised water diversion structures, stream restoration projects, and environmental and recreational enhancements for new or revised water supply projects;

  • Watershed health and water quality projects which could include projects identified in collaborative and science-based watershed management plans that reduce the risk from and increase resilience to fires and/or floods, rehabilitate streams, or make landscapes resilient to climate change, including, but not limited to science-based mechanical forest treatments and prescribed fire, projects that address drinking water quality for under-resourced communities, and projects that address pollutants such as selenium, salts, and others, as well as mine remediation activities; and

  • Conservation and efficiency projects could include supporting agricultural water infrastructure that increases reliability and efficiency; municipal and industrial projects that promote efficiency, water conservation, green infrastructure, and outdoor landscaping to reduce consumptive use; increase leak detection for infrastructure repair and replacement; assisting communities with water-smart community development and water conservation programs; and targeting smaller, fast-growing, and communities with older infrastructure with strategic, incentive-based investments.


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