External Funding Opportunities

The Colorado Water Center shares funding and grant opportunities from external organizations. Programs listed here are open for applications benefitting water throughout the state and beyond.

Applicant: Please follow the instructions in each posting and apply directly to the organization offering the funding opportunity. The Colorado Water Center does not process any applications for the programs on this list.

Funding Organization: Please contact us if you would like to post a grant or funding opportunity for your organization.

OrganizationFunding ProgramLocation/RegionApplication Opening DateApplication Closing Date
Colorado Water Conservation BoardYampa/White/Green Basin Roundtable Water Supply Reserve FundYampa-White-Green River BasinMultiple cyclesMultiple cycles
Babbitt Center for Land and Water PolicyEvaluating Tools for Integrating Land Use and Water ManagementU.S.4/15/20215/16/2021
CSU Salazar CenterThriving Cities ChallengeCanada, Mexico, United States and territories2/3/20214/15/2021
Metro Basin RoundtableWater Supply Reserve Fund GrantsDenver Metro area and portions of the South Platte River Basin3/1/20213/15/2021
U.S. EPARFA for Innovative Water Infrastructure Workforce Development ProgramU.S.2/9/20213/26/2021
U.S. EPAWater Infrastructure Finance and Innovation ActU.S.4/30/2021Letter of Interest Due 7/23/2021
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s Alternative Funding Arrangements U.S.3/16/20215/28/2021
USGS Climate Adaptation Science CentersCASC Research Funding OpportunitiesU.S.2/10/20213/15/2021
Yampa River FundYampa River Fund GrantYampa Valley2/3/20213/17/2021

Funding Resources

Colorado Water Funding Guide
Published by the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance, Colorado Ag Water Alliance, and Micaela Fenton

Water Finance Clearinghouse
U.S. EPA’s database of financial assistance sources available to fund a variety of watershed protection projects.

external grants timeline