Donor Name: Arizona Water Protection Fund
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Grant Duration: 5 Years
The Arizona Water Protection Fund (AWPF) is a competitive state grant program that is designed to allow the people of Arizona to prosper while providing funding to interested parties for the development and implementation of measures to protect water of sufficient quality and quantity to maintain, enhance and restore river and riparian resources throughout Arizona (including projects that benefit fish and wildlife that are dependent on these important resources), and measures to increase water availability and supply.
The AWPF typically awards grants under three categories:
- Capital Projects: Projects under this category include on-the-ground measures that maintain, enhance, and restore Arizona’s river and riparian resources, including projects that benefit fish and wildlife that are dependent on these important resources.
- Research (Total annual funding limited to 5% of monies received by the AWPF each fiscal year): Projects under this category include research and data collection measures that are related to maintaining, enhancing, and restoring Arizona’s river and riparian resources, including fish and wildlife that are dependent on these important resources. Research projects must be developed using the Scientific Method.
- Water Conservation: Projects under this category include measures that develop, promote, or implement programs designed to conserve water for a purpose related to maintaining, enhancing, and restoring Arizona’s river and riparian resources, including fish and wildlife that are dependent on these important resources. Projects under this category must be located outside of all Active Management Areas.
- Grant awards are implemented through contracts, which may extend up to five years in duration.
- Any person, organization, local/state/tribal agency, or political subdivision of Arizona may submit an application.
- Federal agencies are not eligible to receive funding from the AWPF; however, funding can be awarded to projects on federal lands.
For more information, visit Arizona Water Protection Fund.