Colorado's Water Plan Grant Fund

This year’s Projects Bill (SB 18-218) included $7 million to continue the Water Plan Grant program. The funding categories include:

  • $3 million to facilitate the development of additional storage, artificial recharge into aquifers, and dredging existing reservoirs to restore the reservoirs’ full decreed storage capacity for multi-beneficial projects and those projects identified in basin implementation plans to address the water supply and demand gap.
  • $1 million to provide technical assistance, project, or program funding for agricultural projects.
  • $1 million to implement long-term strategies for conservation, land use, and drought planning.
  • $500,000 for water education, outreach, and innovation efforts.
  • $1.5 million for environmental and recreational projects. 

At the May 23-24 2018 CWCB Board meeting, the Board approved the following schedule for Water Plan Grants for Fiscal Year 2018-19: 

    Application Deadline   

    Applications posted on CWCB Web   

    Final Board Approval   

    August 1, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    November 2018

    February 1, 2019

    March 1, 2019

    May 2019

New guidelines and a new application are now available on the CWCB website.