Today, the American West is the fastest growing region of the country, and water is its scarcest resource. "Water 2025: Preventing Crisis and Conflict in the West" is intended to focus attention on the reality that in some areas of the West, existing water supplies are, or will be, inadequate to meet the water demands of people, cities, farms, and the environment even under normal water supply conditions.
"Water 2025" recognizes that state and local governments should have a leading role in meeting these challenges, and that the Department of the Interior should focus its attention and existing resources on areas where scarce Federal dollars can provide the greatest benefits to the West and the rest of the Nation.
The objective of this request for proposal is to invite State governmental entities with water management authority (e.g. state agencies, departments, boards, etc . . .) from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, to leverage their money and resources, in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation. Emphasis for the "Water 2025 Challenge Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2005" will be directed toward proposals that make more efficient use of existing water supplies through water conservation, efficiency, and water marketing, and that can be completed withing 24 months. Projects will be selected through a competitive process that will focus on achieving the outcomes identified in "Water 2025," particularly the first and second of the four tools described in the Initiative, "Conservation, Efficiency and Mrket" and "Colloboration." More information on "Water 2025," including Frequently Asked Questions, a sample proposal, and descriptions of projects awarded in Fiscal year 2004, can be found at http://www.doi.gov/water2025
Who can apply:
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Water 2025 Challenge Grant Program Western States for Fiscal Year 2005
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Acquisition Operations Group - D-7810