WaterSMART Grants

The goal of WaterSMART Grants is to increase future water supplies for farms, cities, people, and the environment across the West. WaterSMART Grants is administered by the Bureau of Reclamation and is designed to contribute to this goal by providing 50% cost shared funding for water and energy improvement projects that make more efficient use of existing water supplies. WaterSMART Grants provide cost-shared assistance on a competitive basis. Funding is used primarily to carry out water and energy efficiency improvements, including projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency, benefit endangered and threatened species, facilitate water markets, or carry out other activities to address climate-related impacts on water or prevent any water-related crisis or conflict. On-the-ground projects may also include implementation of climate adaptation strategies identified in a completed Basin Study. Other projects may result in water delivery system improvements that also facilitate future on-farm improvements that can be carried out with the assistance of the Natural Resources Conservation Service to accomplish coordinated water conservation improvements.

Contact WaterSMART Grants

Josh German
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation, Policy and Administration
Denver Federal Center, Mail Code: 84-51000, P.O. Box 25007
Denver, Colorado  80225
Phone: (303) 445-2839


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • American Samoa
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virgin Islands
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Office Locaters

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