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Water Project Grants and Loans

Updates & Announcements


Application materials for the 2021 Water Projects Grants and Loans funding opportunity are now available.

2021 Water Projects Grants and Loans applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on April 28, 2021.

To learn more about the 2020 applications and funding recommendations, access the links below.


Eligible projects include: conservation, reuse, above-ground storage, below-ground storage, streamflow protection or restoration, water distribution, conveyance or delivery systems, and other water resource development projects that result in economic, environmental, and social/cultural public benefits. Grants require a 25% cost match. Any local government, Indian tribe, or person may apply for funding.

Available Funding

The Department currently has approximately $3 million available.

How to Apply

Application materials have been updated for 2021. View and use the important documents noted below. The Department strongly encourages prospective applicants to participate in a Pre-Application Conference prior to submitting an application for funding. To discuss a project with the Department or to schedule pre-application conferences please contact the Grant Program Coordinator.

2021 Application Materials2021 Guidance Documents
Guidance documents include:
  • Scoring Criteria
  • Example Grant Agreement
  • Budget Procedures and Allowable Costs

Timeline and Review Process

Timeline of the Grants and Loans process  

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