Grants

Yampa/White/Green Basin Roundtable Water Supply Reserve Fund (WSRF)
Grant Application Guidelines

 

The Water Supply Reserve Fund Grant Program (WSRF) is one of the grant programs that the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) operates.  The WSRF grant program consists of money set aside to complete basin projects in accordance with the Basin Implementation Plan (BIP) and Colorado Water Plan (CWP).  The WSRF has two pools of money – a Basin Account (each of the nine basins have their own account) and the Statewide Account.

The Yampa-White-Green Basin WSRF account is overseen by the YWG BRT.  The Basin Roundtable will review the project to verify that it meets the BIP goals or the objectives of the basin.  Applicants requesting funding from this account will also be reviewed by CWCB, but only to confirm that the threshold criteria are met.  The threshold criteria essentially consist of the applicant is an appropriate entity, that the application helps meet BIP and CWP needs, that the application was approved by the appropriate Roundtable, and that the required percent match is met or waived.

The Statewide Account is overseen by the CWCB, but still requires Roundtable approval.  Because it funds projects across the state, it is more competitive and has more stringent evaluation criteria.  Projects may also see funding from both accounts particularly if their budget exceeds what the Basin Account can accommodate.

See YWG BRT Grant Guidelines

Timeline for the Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable 2022 WRSF Cycle

Accounts
First Cycle
Basin/Statewide
Second Cycle
Basin
Third Cycle
Basin/Statewide
Applications Deadline to YWG BRT
First Cycle
Sept. 22, 2021
Second Cycle
Jan. 19, 2022
Third Cycle
March 23, 2022
Roundtable Grant Committee Review
First Cycle
Oct. 13, 2021
Second Cycle
Feb. 9, 2022
Third Cycle
April 13, 2022
Full Roundtable Reivew
First Cycle
Nov. 10, 2021
Second Cycle
March 9, 2022
Third Cycle
May 11, 2022
CWCB Application Deadline
First Cycle
Dec. 1, 2021
Second Cycle
April 1, 2022
Third Cycle
June 1, 2022
CWCB Review
First Cycle
March 2022
Second Cycle
July 2022
Third Cycle
September 2022

Application Steps

Discovery Phase

OVER $10K GRANT APPLICANTS:

Step 1: APPLICATION

Fill out the YWG RT Application and the CWCB application including Exhibit A and Exhibit B Budget Schedule

Step 2: Present at the RT Grant Meeting

  • A presentation about the project will be given to the grant committee
  • The applicant will have two weeks to answer any questions that could not be answered at the grant meeting

Step 3: Present a short three slide presentation to the full RT

The RT will vote to award or not to award the grant request

Step 4: Colorado Water Conservation Board

Submit the full CWCB application to the CWCB two months before the CWCB board meeting

  • The applicant must ensure that the Roundtable Chair submits a letter of recommendation to the CWCB

Step 5: Present to the CWCB board

The CWCB board will vote yes or no on the grant request

Step 6: Contract with the State after the CWCB grant award

  • Contracting can take 45 to 90 days
  • The applicant will not be reimbursed for funds spent before they have a complete contract and notice to proceed

UNDER $10K GRANT APPLICANTS:

Step 1: APPLICATION

Fill out the YWG RT Application

Step 2: Present at the RT Grant Meeting

  • A presentation about the project will be given to the grant committee
  • The applicant will have two weeks to answer any questions that could not be answered at the grant meeting

Step 3: Present a short three slide presentation to the full RT

  • Fill out the full CWCB application including Exhibit A and Exhibit B and submit to the grantee committee chair a week before the RT meeting

The RT will vote to award or not to award the grant request

Step 4: Colorado Water Conservation Board

Submit the full CWCB application to the CWCB two months before the CWCB board meeting

  • The applicant must ensure that the Roundtable Chair submits a letter of recommendation to the CWCB

Step 5: Present to the CWCB board

The CWCB board will vote yes or no on the grant request

Step 6: Contract with the State after the CWCB grant award

  • Contracting can take 45 to 90 days
  • The applicant will not be reimbursed for funds spent before they have a complete contract and notice to proceed

Reporting and Completion

The CWCB requires a six-month progress report and a final report at the completion of the project

  • The applicant will be responsible to meet all the CWCB requirements
  • On going 6 month reports and a final report/presentation will be provided to the YWG RT
  • The applicant is responsible to update the RT if the projects change during implementation, requesting time on the RT agenda, and preparing reports and presentation to the RT

Yampa White Green Basin Roundtable Team

To submit your YWG RT application or to request a scoping presentation for your project, please contact any of the following:

STEVE HINKEMEYER

Grant Committee Chair

Vacant

Grant Committee Vice Chair

Recorder

YWG Basin Roundtable Recorder
yampawhitegreen@gmail.com