WaterSMART: Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program Funding for Fiscal Year 2016

Incentive Type: Grant Program
Infrastructure, Technology
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body: Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation
What’s it worth?: $4,000,000

The WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program Funding program is a grant program available to investigate opportunities to reclaim and reuse wastewaters and naturally impaired ground and surface water. These funds are open to the Western States and Hawaii and may be used to fund water recycling and reuse project:

  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Other pre-approved projects

Grant awards can range between $1 and $4 million with $20,000,000 available for allocation. Eligible applicants are excluded to water reclamation and reuse project sponsors specifically authorized for funding under Title XVI of Public Law 102-575. Cost share requirements include 75% of project costs or more; however, in-kind contributions may cover some of this requirement. Only five to ten awards are expected to be granted through this program.

To obtain an application package applicants may visit the website to access the download or contact the Bureau of Reclamation via mail, email, or phone. Applications must be received prior to the deadline electronically or by mail and should include:

  • Cover pager (Form SF 424)
  • Assurances (Form SF424B or SF424D)
  • Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Technical Proposal

– Executive summary
– Technical project description
– Evaluation criteria
– Environmental compliance
– Required permits and approvals

  • Budget

– Budget Form (SF424A or SF 424C)
– Expenditures description
– Funding Plan