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

Changes will be made to the grant guidelines and application as soon as possible.  We will post a notice when the new materials are available.