WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program Phase II

WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program Phase II

Federal Agencies/Foundations
Funder Name:
Bureau of Reclamation
Eligible Applicants:
Tribal Governments
State Agencies
Local governments and Utility Districts
Non-profits organizations
Relevant Project Area:
Water Quality & Watershed Health
Water Conservation
Funding Range:

The objective of this FOA is to invite established watershed groups comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders, which have completed a watershed restoration plan, and are capable of promoting the sustainable use of water resources to submit proposals for watershed management projects under Phase II of the CWMP. Funding provided under this FOA may be used to implement on-the-ground watershed management projects, collaboratively developed by members of a watershed group, that will address critical water supply needs, water quality concerns, and restoration needs, helping water users meet competing demands and avoid conflicts over water.

Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Improving stream channel structure and complexity;
  • Improving channel/floodplain connectivity;
  • Protecting and stabilizing stream and riverbanks;
  • Reducing erosion;
  • Improving water delivery systems to increase efficiency or other projects to address water
  • supply needs;
  • Providing fish passage;
  • Removing invasive species and restoring vegetation;
  • Influencing water temperature or improving the timing or volume of available flows at
  • particular locations to improve aquatic conditions; and
  • Other watershed management projects that will address water supply needs, water quality concerns, and restoration needs in the watershed.


RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.



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