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Water Conservation Implementation Grants

What is the Water Conservation Implementation Grant Program?
Grants for Water Conservation Implementation Projects offer financial assistance to covered entities to aid in implementing their water conservation plan goals and programs identified in their locally adopted water conservation plans that have been approved by the CWCB.

Who can apply for a Grant?
Covered entities and smaller water providers who currently have a CWCB-approved water conservation plan are eligible to apply. All covered entities must have an approved water conservation plan on file with the state and each plan must comply, at a minimum, with the newly amended requisite plan elements identified in §37-60-126 C.R.S.

How can the money be used?
Grant money may be used by covered entities or other state and local governmental entities to help achieve water conservation goals outlined in a locally adopted water conservation plan.

How do I apply for a Grant?
  1. Review the Grant Guidelines for Water Conservation Implementation and Public Education and Outreach Projects.
  2. Develop the application content following the Guidelines and submit an electronic copy to: Ben Wade

    Application Deadlines
  • Requests less than $50,000: May be submitted any time throughout the year. ­
  • Requests of $50,000 or more: Must be submitted by the first of the month prior to a bi-monthly Board meeting to be considered for award at that Board meeting (e.g., applications must be received by February 1 to be considered for award at the March Board meeting).
What is the approval process after I have submitted an application? Applications are divided into two categories: ­
  • Requests less than $50,000: CWCB staff evaluate, score and prioritize the application using the Grant Guidelines for Water Conservation Implementation and Public Education and Outreach Projects. When an application meets the Guideline criteria, the CWCB Director, or designee, reviews and makes the final award decision. The awarded amount may be what was requested or it may be an alternate amount. Upon the Director’s approval and signature, the Grants Coordinator notifies the applicant of the award within 10 days.
  • Requests of $50,000 or more: CWCB Board action and approval are required. First, CWCB staff evaluate, score and prioritize the application using the Grant Guidelines for Water Conservation Implementation and Public Education and Outreach Projects. When an application meets the Guideline criteria, the CWCB Board reviews and makes the final award decision. The awarded amount may be what was requested or it may be an alternate amount. Upon the Board’s approval, the Grants Coordinator notifies the applicant of the award within 30 days.
  • Work cannot begin until a Purchase Order is completed.


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