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Desalination and Water Purification Research Program Pitch to Pilot for Fiscal Year 2020 - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberBOR-DO-20-F014
Opportunity TitleDesalination and Water Purification Research Program Pitch to Pilot for Fiscal Year 2020
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Post DateMay 4, 2020 (Monday)
Last Updated DateMay 4, 2020 (Monday)
Close DateJune 17, 2020 (Wednesday)
Award AmountUp to $150,000

Funding Detail Description

Reclamation is interested in research where the benefits are widespread but where private-sector entities are not able to make the full investment and assume all the risks. Reclamation is also interested in research that has a national significance—where the issues are of large-scale concern and the benefits accrue to a large sector of the public. The goal of the Desalination and Water Purification Research (DWPR) program is to address the need to reduce the costs, energy requirements, and environmental impacts of treating impaired and unusable water. DWPR program activities further support multiple Administration initiatives, including the 2018 Presidential Memorandum Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West as well as the 2020 National Water Reuse Action Plan.Eligible projects are pilot-scale technologies or processes that incorporate or are innovative and disruptive technologies involving flow rates above one gallon per minute and that need to be tested using natural water sources rather than synthetic or laboratory-made feed water. These projects are typically used to determine the technical, practical, and/or economic feasibility of a process. Preliminary costs can be developed for capital and operation and maintenance costs. The description of the technology or process should identify the uniqueness and the disruptive nature of the technology or process itself and/or the testing of it.The objectives of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are to develop innovative and disruptive new technologies or processes:To treat brackish groundwater in a less energy-intensive way than current processes and technologiesManage reverse osmosis/nanofiltration concentrate by reducing cost, energy, and/or environmental impactsImprove efficiency of water treatment processes—either by improvements to pre-treatment, post-treatment, monitoring, sensors, or other innovative process/technologyTo address costs, energy usage, and/or environmental impacts of seawater desalination, including intakes and/or outfallsTo reduce the costs, energy requirements, and/or environmental impacts of treating impaired and unusable water to standards necessary for an identified beneficial useSee the Related Documents Tab above for the Full Funding Opportunity Announcement Document

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameBureau of Reclamation
Important Dates
Post DateMay 4, 2020 (Monday)
Close DateJune 17, 2020 (Wednesday)
Last Updated DateMay 4, 2020 (Monday)
Archive DateJuly 18, 2020 (Saturday)
Awards Detail
Award Ceiling$150,000
Expected Number Of Awards6
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Additional InformationDesalination and Water Purification Research Program Website and Program Coordinator Contacts
Additional Information URLhttps://www.usbr.gov/research/

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 15.560 - SECURE Water Act ? Research Agreements

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Category Explanation

  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Individuals
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactMatthew D Reichert
Grants Management Specialist
Phone 303-445-3865
Emailmreichert@usbr.gov
(Financial Assistance & Application Submission Contact)