Statewide Water Projects
Grant Amount: $79,400 | Project Cost: $120,000
Agriculture Watershed and Stream Management Planning Outreach and Technical Assistance
A series of engagment events for agricultural water users and non-ag water users about contempory agricultural water issues. This includes workshops, field trips, videos, publications, and media outreach.
Grant Amount: $99,000 | Project Cost: $199,000
Agriculture Watershed and Stream Management Planning Outreach and Technical Assistance
Survey agricultural producers to determine perceptions of stream and watershed management plans. This will help determine 25 outreach activites such as meetings, workshops, and presentations throughout the state.
Grant Amount: $99,371 | Project Cost: $199,371
A System and Process for Assessing Water Use of Land Use Decisions
Streamline assessment and communication of water use implications associated with land development plans through both modeling and analysis of metered water use data through utilities across the state
Grant Amount: $52,500 | Project Cost: $152,875
Best Practices for Water Meter Retrofit Projects Financed by State Performance Contracts in Colorado
Develop Best Practices for the retrofit of water meters performed through the State of Colorado’s Performance Contracting Program. Doing so will increase investor confidence and accelerate market penetration of smart water meters in Colorado
Grant Amount: $7,612 | Project Cost: $143,762
Breaching the Divide: West Slope-Front Range Partnerships to Integrate Water and Land Use Planning
Convene a diverse stakeholder group addressing impacts of diversions between communities in the basin of origin, and in the area receiving water. Emphasizes early consultations on local land use decisions that drive the need for water diversions.
Grant Amount: $398,000 | Project Cost: $896,122
Colorado Growing Water Smart
Resources will be broadly disseminated through presentations and workshops targeting planners, local jurisdictional leaders, and water providers. First round of participating communities included a mix of Front Range and West Slope communities and represented more than 6% (325,000+ residents) of Colorado’s population.
Grant Amount: $350,000 | Project Cost: $835,374
Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) Demonstration
Development of a mobile treatment unit demonstrating proven technologies associated with Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) via secondary treated wastewater
Grant Amount: $35,000 | Project Cost: $84,990
Guidance to Covered Entities for Land Use Planning Components of Water Efficiency Plans
Grant Amount: $79,690 | Project Cost: $159,690
Integrated Water & Land Use Planning in Colorado Communities: Direct Community Assistance
Support for Front Range communities toward implementing policies and programs that integrate water efficiency and land use planning. Includes messaging around reducing vulnerability to climate change impacts.
Grant Amount: $149,249 | Project Cost: $298,549
System and Process for Assessing Water Use of Land Use Decisions
Streamline assessment and communication of water use implications associated with land development plans through modeling, and analysis of metered water use data within utilities throughout Colorado.
Grant Amount: $19,090 | Project Cost: $43,060
Conservation-Oriented Tap Fees: Guide & Workshop
Development of a guide and workshop focusing on water-conservation tap fee's design methodologies allowing utility's to better integrate water conservation objectives into their tap fees.
Grant Amount: $65,500 | Project Cost: $100,000
Development of Colorado Guidelines for Direct Potable Reuse
This project will help Colorado communities optimize reusable water supplies, alleviating pressure on streams, the West Slope and/or agricultural sources.
Grant Amount: $35,000 | Project Cost: $45,000
Activating Colorado’s Water Plan with Student Driven Innovation
Develop a cross-campus contest helping university departments and students see themselves (and their area of study) reflected in Colorado’s Water Plan.
Agriculture Water Collaborative
This project will utilize multiple proven outreach methods to engage and inform ag water right holders and non-ag water interests about contemporary ag water issues, including the direct and indirect benefits of irrigated agriculture and how agriculture and other water interests can benefit from mutual collaboration. The project will dispel confusion around ag water leasing-related issues and raise the level and depth of understanding about ATMs among the irrigated ag and non-ag water communities
Grant Amount: $24,500 | Project Cost: $49,000
Clean River Design Challenge
Developing innovative solutions addressing trash in Denver’s urban waterways by pursuing implementation of a trash removal device.Local engineers and governmental departments will assist with prototypes with the goal of permanent installation
Grant Amount: $85,000 | Project Cost: $900,000
For the Love of Colorado public education initiative
Funding an effective, research-based education initiative that Coloradans will see via various earned media platforms.
Grant Amount: $10,000 | Project Cost: $12,500
Investigation of Barriers to Policy for Low Impact Development
Conducting an in-depth engagement of municipalities determining current Low Impact Development (LID) programs and identify barriers municipalities are facing in adopting LID policy
Grant Amount: $12,734 | Project Cost: $58,189
Outreach and Capacity Building for Ag Water Projects
Conduct extensive outreach through regional workshops focusing on irrigation inventories and funding irrigation improvements, stream management planning, water quality, master aquifer program, and small organization outreach
Grant Amount: $55,709 | Project Cost: $111,468
Statewide Water Education Action Plan Launch
Building a statewide Strategic Water Education Action Plan to fulfill Goal 2 of Colorado Water Plan (Creating a Data-Based Water Education Plan).
Grant Amount: $250,000 | Project Cost: $623,750
Tackling Wicked Problems in Water + Climate
6 step process to address "wicked" problems associated with water and climate change. The goal is to leverage expertise in the business sector to create market based approaches to tackle the wicked problems.
Grant Amount: $54,000 | Project Cost: $64,000
Support marketing, communications, and outreach for programs/events, as well as data collection measuring success/impact improving future offerings.
Grant Amount: $30,000 | Project Cost: $66,500
Water Legacy: Documenting Knowledge for Future Generations
Interview key Colorado water professionals (who have retired or are close to retirement) to learn about their lives and careers, capturing stories, insights, and information that may not be recorded or documented anywhere else
Grant Amount: $10,000 | Project Cost: $71,390
Young Farmers and Ranchers Water Leadership Program
Guiding a dozen young farmers and ranchers towards leadership positions on water related efforts by receiving a series of five virtual trainings, participating in multiple in-person gatherings, and benefiting from mentorship with an existing water leaders.
Grant Amount: $33,080 | Project Cost: $41,280
Training Young Farmers as Water Leaders through Colorado Water Law & Policy Bootcamps
Educating young farmers and ranchers on state water law and policy and empowering them to take on roles of water leadership
Understanding Water Acitvity Book
Distributing the 'Understanding Water Activity Book' for statewide distribution helping to educate the next generation toward understanding why and how we should protect and conserve this resource.
Grant Amount: $43,000 | Project Cost: $86,500
Educating for Understanding of Critical Resource Issues
This project will include developing 6 video that touch on key resource topics that are pertinent to all Coloradans. These include Forest Health, Riparian Corridors, Water Quality, Disappearing Rangeland, Water Use and the Gap and Watershed Importance.
Grant Amount: $31,250 | Project Cost: $70,000
Colorado Low Head Dam - Public Safety Initiative 2020
Build a website to share information on Colorado low head dams, plan and execute a series of Stakeholder Meetings statewide, a Stakeholder Survey will be developed, distributed across the state and the results analyzed to help the steering committee inform and prioritize future activities, develop standards for signage at low head dams and install signs at selected, prioritized low head dam sites,
Grant Amount: $21,275 | Project Cost: $65,740
Young Farmers and Ranchers Water Leadership Pilot Program
Fellows selected through an application process would receive a series of five virtual trainings, participate in multiple in-person gatherings, and benefit from mentorship with an existing water leader. Within six months of the completion of the fellowship, participants will be expected to lead a workshop training a cohort of their peers in water conservation techniques, as well as to seek a position on a water decision-making body
Grant Amount: $75,000 | Project Cost: $280,000
Colorado’s Private Lands Conservation Plan
This plan will unify the future vision of private lands conservation, while supporting and advising larger objectives of the Colorado Water Plan, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Regional Outdoor Partnership Initiatives, and Colorado’s 30x30 vision to conserve 30 percent of lands and water by 2030.
Grant Amount: $20,000 | Project Cost: $40,000
Advancing Water Smart Development
Publishing a report about water smart development that will provide guidance on implementing water saving practices in real estate development and land use
Grant Amount: $138,355 | Project Cost: $276,710
Advancing High Impact Water Efficiency Solutions in Colorado Communities
Accelerate and expand adoption of high impact water use efficiency projects at the local level and increase federal financial support for efficiency efforts in Colorado.