WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Projects for FY 24
Projects that can increase water management flexibility—making our water supply more resilient. This helps to prepare for and address the impacts of drought and water supply shortages. Projects that may be funded under this NOFO are divided into four task areas (Task A, B, C, or D), and a brief summary of each task area is provided below.
For more detailed information regarding task areas, please see Section C.4. Eligible Projects.
Task A: Increasing the Reliability of Water Supplies through Infrastructure Improvements.
Task B: Increasing the Reliability of Water Supplies Through Groundwater Recovery.
Task C: Projects to Improve Water Management through Decision Support Tools, Modeling, and Measurement.
Task D: Construction of domestic water supply projects for Tribes or disadvantaged communities that do not have reliable access to water supplies.
Category A: States, Tribes, irrigation districts, and water districts; state, regional, or local authorities whose members include one or more organizations with water or power delivery authority; and other organizations with water or power delivery authority.
Category A applicants must be located in the Western United States or United States Territories, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Category B: Nonprofit conservation organizations that are acting in partnership and with the agreement of an entity described in Category A.
Category B applicants must be in the United States or one of the Territories identified above.
Domestic Water Supply Projects: Task DA State, Tribe, irrigation district, water district, or other organization with water or power delivery in one of the following states or territories:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands.
Note: Applicant eligibility varies by project category (Task); therefore, please carefully review applicant eligibility for the project category in which you are applying.
Applicants must refer to Section D for specifics on project task type.