A Summer of SMART Possibilities


The Department of Interior announced the availability of $195 million in funding through its WaterSMART Program

Drought Response: Drought Resiliency

  • $55 million available for projects that improve resiliency through infrastructure improvements, groundwater recovery, decision support tools, and construction of domestic water supply projects for Tribes or disadvantaged communities.
  • Deadline: October 31, 2023

Cooperative Watershed Management

  • $40 million available for collaborative watershed projects such as establishment of new watershed groups, restoration planning, and project design.
  • Deadlines: December 5, 2023 and September 3, 2024

Planning and Project Design

  • $35 million available for collaborative planning and design projects that enhance water management.
  • Deadline: October 17, 2023

Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration

  • $65 million available for projects to restore and protect aquatic ecosystems.
  • Deadline: January 24, 2024

Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART)

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced $50 million available for demonstration projects that use technology to solve safety issues.

Deadline: October 10, 2023

USDOT will be hosting an informational webinar on how to apply to the program.

Date: August 17, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM PST


Happy Anniversary!

Exactly one year ago today the President signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. To commemorate this milestone, the Biden Administration released an interactive map that shows both the private and public infrastructure investments that have been made.  View Map Here.