The purpose of the Water Plan Grant Program is to make progress on the critical actions identified in the Colorado’s Water Plan and its measurable objectives.


All applications will be assessed based on funds available for a particular measurable objective category. The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Members and staff will select projects, programs and activities to fund from applications that best meet the Water Plan goals. The CWCB staff reserves the right to negotiate with successful applicants to modify the scope and budget of their project to better meet the Water Plan objectives in light of fund availability. CWCB staff will evaluate applications and recommend projects to the CWCB Board for final approval at its regularly scheduled Board meetings.

Note: Application deadlines occur twice annually, in August and February.

Water Plan Grant Categories

  • Water Storage and Supply
  • Conservation & Land Use
  • Engagement & Innovation Agricultural
  • Environment & Recreation

Eligible Applicants

  • Government entities – municipalities, districts, enterprises, counties, and State of Colorado agencies. Federal agencies are encouraged to work with local entities.
  • Private entities – mutual ditch companies, non-profit organizations, and partnerships.

Apply Today

The CWCB website provides additional information on guidelines, contact information for each of the five categories, a downloadable grant application, and instructions for application submission.

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To learn more about the Colorado Water Conservation Board – CLICK HERE

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.