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).  Each of the nine basins have their own 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 or CWP goals for the objectives of the basin.  Applicants requesting funding from this account will also be reviewed by CWCB to confirm that their evaluation criteria are met.

The proposed water project shall be evaluated using the WSRF Guidelines and the criteria for state support in Colorado’s Water Plan. In general, the proposal will be evaluated on how well it aligns with the respective Basin Implementation Plan(s). Preference is given to projects that have multiple benefits, multiple purposes and involve multiple stakeholders. Consideration is also given to the timing of projects with priority given to projects with an earlier start date.

See YWG BRT Grant Guidelines

Timeline for the Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable Water Supply Reserve Fund Grant Cycles

Applications Deadline to YWG BRT
2023 3rd Cycle
September 21, 2022
2023 4th Cycle
November 23, 2022
2024 1st Cycle
January 18, 2023
2024 2nd Cycle
March 22, 2023
Roundtable Grant Committee Review
2023 3rd Cycle
October 12, 2022
2023 4th Cycle
December 14, 2022
2024 1st Cycle
Feburary 8, 2023
2024 2nd Cycle
April 12, 2023
Full Roundtable Reivew
2023 3rd Cycle
November 9, 2022
2023 4th Cycle
January 11, 2023
2024 1st Cycle
March 8, 2023
2024 2nd Cycle
May 10, 2023
CWCB Application Deadline
2023 3rd Cycle
Januaray 1, 2023
2023 4th Cycle
March 1, 2023
2024 1st Cycle
May 1, 2023
2024 2nd Cycle
July 1, 2023
CWCB Baord Review
2023 3rd Cycle
March 2023
2023 4th Cycle
May 2023
2024 1st Cycle
July 2023
2024 2nd Cycle
September 2023

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 staff will present the grant to the board with their recommendation.  You may listen in during the presentation.

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

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

  • Grants less than $100,000 will be implemented through a purchase order.
  • Grants for $100,000 or more will require additional time to execute a state grant contract.
  • Successful applicants are expected to execute a contract with CWCB within 6 months of award.
  • The applicant will not be reimbursed for funds spent more than nine months 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 staff will present the grant to the board with their recommendation.

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

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

  • Grants less than $100,000 will be implemented through a purchase order.
  • The applicant will not be reimbursed for funds spent more than nine months 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

FRANK ALFONE 

Grant Committee Vice Chair

Recorder

YWG Basin Roundtable Recorder
yampawhitegreen@gmail.com