WaterSMART: Large-Scale Water Recycling Projects for FY 2023-2024
Through WaterSMART, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) leverages Federal and non-Federal funding to support stakeholder efforts to stretch scarce water supplies and avoid conflicts over water.Through the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program (Title XVI), authorized by P.L. 102-575 in 1992, Reclamation provides financial and technical assistance to local water agencies for the planning, design, and construction of water reclamation and reuse projects. Water recycling is a tool in stretching the limited water supplies in the Western United States. Title XVI projects develop and supplement urban and irrigation water supplies through water reuse, thereby improving efficiency, providing flexibility during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply. These projects provide growing communities with new sources of clean water which increases water management flexibility and makes our water supply more reliable.
Eligible Applicants to receive financial assistance to fund activities under this NOFO include:
- Indian Tribes
- Irrigation districts
- Water districts,
- Wastewater districts;
and any state, regional, or other organization with water or power delivery authority, state, regional, or local authorities, the members of which include one or more organizations with water or power delivery authority;
An agency established under State law for the joint exercise of powers, or a combination of entities described above.
All applicants must be located in the Western United States; specifically: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Ineligible Applicants include the following entities:
- Federal Governmental entities
- Foreign entities
- Institutes of higher education