Reclamation seeking proposals for desalination, water purification research program

In an effort to improve water treatment technologies aimed at increasing water management flexibility through new usable water supplies in the U.S., the Bureau of Reclamation is seeking proposals within two funding opportunities for research and laboratory studies and pilot projects.

Dec 12th, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 12, 2014 -- In an effort to improve water treatment technologies aimed at increasing water management flexibility through new usable water supplies in the U.S., the Bureau of Reclamation is seeking proposals within two funding opportunities: the first for research and laboratory studies and the second for pilot projects.

Reclamation will make a total of up to $1.4 million available for the funding opportunities (see "Reclamation to fund $1.4M for nine desalination, water purification research projects"). Research and laboratory studies may request up to $150,000, and pilot projects may request up to $400,000.

Applicants are required to provide at least a 50-percent cost-share utilizing non-federal dollars. Institutions of higher education are not required to provide a cost-share for research and laboratory studies, but it is encouraged.

The Desalination and Water Purification Research Program is helping Reclamation and its partners confront widening imbalances between supply and demand in basins throughout the West through testing and development of new advanced water treatment technologies.

Eligible applicants include individuals, institutions of higher education, commercial or industrial organizations, private entities, public entities, and Indian Tribal Governments.

The funding opportunities are available at www.grants.gov by searching for announcement number R15AS00019 for research and laboratory studies and R15AS00021 for pilot projects. Applications are due on February 16, 2015, at 4 p.m., Mountain Standard Time.

See also:

"Reclamation invests $9.2M in water, power research in West amid drought"

"Reclamation makes WaterSMART grants available to improve water, energy conservation"

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