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2023 Water Conservation Grant Fund (Round 2) – Arizona


The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona is accepting applications for the Round Two of its Water Conservation Grant Fund to promote voluntary water conservation programs or projects that are expected to result in long-term reductions in water use, improvements in water use efficiency, and/or improvements in water reliability.

Donor Name: Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona

State: Arizona

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 06/30/2023

Size of the Grant: up to $3 Million


The Water Conservation Grant Fund (WCGF) exists to provide financial resources to eligible entities for the purpose of conserving Arizona’s water supply.


Monies in the WCGF may be used for the following:

  • Education & research programs on how to reduce water consumption, increase water efficiency or increase water reuse.
  • Programs & projects for rainwater harvesting, gray water systems, efficiency upgrades, installing drought-resistant landscaping, turf removal and other practices to reduce water use.
  • Programs or projects to promote groundwater recharge and improved aquifer health. Programs or projects to improve groundwater conservation and surface water flows.
  • Landscape watershed protection, restoration, and rehabilitation, including through green infrastructure and low-impact development to conserve or augment water supplies.
  • Projects facilitating coordinated water management, including groundwater storage and recovery.
  • Programs or projects to reduce structural water overuse issues.
  • Program implementation and administration costs for eligible programs.

Funding Information

Multiple awards will be made.

  • Conservation projects may receive up to $250,000
  • Conservation programs may receive up to $3 Million
  • There is a 25% match requirement for each conservation program or project.

Eligibility Criteria

Cities, towns, counties, districts, commissions, authorities, or other public entities that are organized and exist under the statutory law of Arizona or a voter-approved charter or initiative of Arizona are eligible to apply. Additionally, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) may apply in partnership with one of the entities described above.

For more information, visit WIFA.


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