Streamline the WaterSMART grant application process with Metron.

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART grant (R24AS00299) can provide up to $5,000,000 for water conservation and efficiency projects for utilities. Below are the high-level requirements of the program. If you feel you would qualify for this grant and are interested in a water monitoring project or adding a water monitoring component onto a larger conservation project, please request a consultation with Metron by completing the fields below. Metron will be assisting water utilities on a first come, first served basis. There is no cost associated with the service.

1. Types of Projects Covered:

Water conservation projects

Water reuse and recycling projects

Water infrastructure improvements

Energy efficiency projects related to water management

2. Percentage of Cost Covered:

Typically covers a percentage of project costs, depending on the specific project and its eligibility criteria.

Grants can cover up to 50% of the project costs, with the remaining portion funded by the applicant.

3. Limitations:

Projects must focus on improving water and energy efficiency within the Western United States.

Eligibility criteria may vary depending on the specific goals and priorities outlined in the grant announcement.

4. States Covered:

The grant primarily targets states in the Western US, which include states like California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, etc.

Projects in other states may also be considered if they align with the grant’s objectives and criteria, but proof is needed.

5. Application Process:

Applicants typically submit proposals outlining their project’s scope, objectives, budget, and expected outcomes.

Proposals are evaluated based on criteria such as feasibility, impact, innovation, and alignment with grant priorities.

6. Reporting and Monitoring:

Grant application recipients are often required to provide regular progress reports and may undergo monitoring to ensure compliance with project objectives.

7. Duration:

Projects funded by the waterSMART grant have to have a defined timeline for completion, which may vary depending on the project’s complexity and scope.

8. Focus Areas:

Projects may focus on various aspects of water management, including water efficiency, water conservation, water infrastructure, and renewable energy integration in water systems.


The deadline for application is June 18th, so we need to act quickly to secure the funding you need. We are taking requests for assistance on a first come, first served basis so contact us now! Please fill out the form below and someone from our team will reach out to you.