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Water Resource Conservation Public Education and Outreach Grants

What is the Water Resource Conservation Public Education and Outreach Grant Program?
The Program provides financial assistance to aid agencies in promoting the benefits of water resource conservation through public education and outreach.

Who can apply for a Grant?
Financial assistance may be provided to a public or private agency whose primary purpose includes the promotion of water resource conservation.

How can the money be used?
Grant money can be used to fund outreach and/or education programs aimed at demonstrating the benefits of water conservation.

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 a hard and electronic copy to:

Colorado Water Conservation Board
Attn: Ben Wade 
1313 Sherman Street, Room 718
Denver, CO 80203

Submit electronic copy in Microsoft Word 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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