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.

Organization Funding Program Location/Region Application Opening Date Application Closing Date
Colorado Water Conservation Board Yampa/White/Green Basin Roundtable Water Supply Reserve Fund Yampa-White-Green River Basin Multiple cycles Multiple cycles
Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy Evaluating Tools for Integrating Land Use and Water Management U.S. 4/15/2021 5/16/2021
CSU Salazar Center Thriving Cities Challenge Canada, Mexico, United States and territories 2/3/2021 4/15/2021
Metro Basin Roundtable Water Supply Reserve Fund Grants Denver Metro area and portions of the South Platte River Basin 3/1/2021 3/15/2021
U.S. EPA RFA for Innovative Water Infrastructure Workforce Development Program U.S. 2/9/2021 3/26/2021
U.S. EPA Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act U.S. 4/30/2021 Letter of Interest Due 7/23/2021
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s Alternative Funding Arrangements U.S. 3/16/2021 5/28/2021
USGS Climate Adaptation Science Centers CASC Research Funding Opportunities U.S. 2/10/2021 3/15/2021
Yampa River Fund Yampa River Fund Grant Yampa Valley 2/3/2021 3/17/2021

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.