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Water Efficiency Grants

What is the Water Efficiency Grant Program?
The Water Efficiency Grant Program provides financial assistance to communities, water providers and eligible agencies for water conservation-related activities and projects. Eligible entities as well as state and local governments and agencies can receive funding to develop water conservation and drought plans, implement water conservation goals outlined in a water conservation plan and educate the public about water conservation.

What type of Water Efficiency Grants are available?
Click on the Program below for more information about how to apply:
  1. Water Conservation Planning Grants: For water providers seeking to develop or update their water conservation plans.
  2. Water Conservation Implementation Grants: For water providers implementing water conservation plan goals and programs identified in locally adopted and CWCB-approved water conservation plans.
  3. Drought Mitigation Planning Grants: For water providers or state and local governmental entities developing drought mitigation and response plans.
  4. Water Resource Conservation Public Education and Outreach Grants: For agencies seeking to promote the benefits of water resource conservation through public education and outreach.

Example Projects

Project Description   Supporting Documents
City of Evans Water Conservation Plan The City of Evans was awarded $31,572 in 2008 to develop a water conservation plan.
Town of Windsor – Water Rate Study Windsor will conduct a water rate to determine if improved water rates will promote conservation in Windsor and save the town 42 acre-feet annually over a 10-year period.
Green Industries of Colorado (GreenCo) – Water Conservation Best Management Practices (BMP) Manual  Using grant funds, GreenCo developed a comprehensive landscaping/water conservation BMP manual for the CWCB to use as a tool to enable local governments and water providers to integrate the revised GreenCO BMPs into their own training efforts and water conservation plans to ensure more water savings statewide.

Annual Grant Report