From the Bureau of Reclamation:
The Bureau of Reclamation is releasing a funding opportunity for entities to submit research proposals that address water supply challenges by establishing or expanding the use of water reclamation and reuse, improving existing water reuse facilities, and/or streamlining the implementation of state-of-the-art technology for new facilities.
“Helping communities study how they can implement water reclamation and reuse into their water management portfolio will enable a broader use of recycled water,” said Reclamation’s Title XVI Program Coordinator Amanda Erath.
Funding is available in three categories.
- Funding Group I: Desktop research studies to develop science and decision-support tools to assist communities in decision-making related to implementing or expanding water reclamation projects. Up to $150,000 in federal funding is available per project.
- Funding Group II: Research studies focused on improvements to existing facilities that could be implemented at the research study sponsor’s location but that also may include broad benefits for the industry. Up to $300,000 in federal funding is available per project.
- Funding Group III: Research studies that focus on state-of-the-art technology verification at a new proposed location or community that may also result in broader benefits for the industry. Up to $750,000 in federal funding is available per project.
Those eligible to apply for this funding opportunity are state, regional or local authorities; Indian tribes or tribal organizations; or entities such as a water district, wastewater district or rural water district. Applicants must be located in the western United States, a United States Territory or Hawaii. Applicants must be willing to provide at least 75-percent or more of the total project cost.
The funding opportunity is available at www.grants.gov by searching for funding opportunity number BOR-DO-19-F009. It will close on September 23, 2019.
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