The Harris-Galveston Subsidence District is seeking applications from qualified applicants for grant funding to support projects that align with the District’s water conservation mission.
Donor Name: Harris-Galveston Subsidence District
County: Harris County (TX) and Galveston County (TX)
Type of Grant: Grant
The District was created in 1975 with the mandate to cease and prevent subsidence within Harris and Galveston Counties by regulating the use of groundwater. Subsidence has been a long-standing problem in Harris, Galveston, and surrounding counties, with total subsidence near Galveston Bay reaching over ten feet. Subsidence can contribute to flooding, infrastructure damage, and faulting.
The objective of the Water Conservation Grant Program (“Grant Program”) is to support the District’s mission in enhancing water conservation education and water conservation measures. Priority projects include the development and implementation of residential, commercial, and other irrigation best management practices that improve water efficiency. Additionally, projects may be considered within industrial and agricultural sectors. Projects in the scope of water efficiency, conservation measures, or research are eligible for funding.
In order to qualify for the Grant Program, Qualified Applicants (Applicants) must be one of the following:
- A water utility in good standing with the District. A water utility, including a water supply corporation, general law or home-rule city, a special utility district, a municipal utility district or any other entity included in the definition of a retail public utility in Texas Water Code, whose defined service area, or a majority portion thereof, lies within the boundaries of the District;
- A private entity (industrial, commercial/institutional, residential, agricultural or other) whose property, or a majority portion thereof, is within the District;
- A 501(c) non-profit organization with an environmental purpose located within Harris County or Galveston County;
- A public entity (school district, management district, improvement district or similar entity) whose property, or a majority portion thereof is within the District; or
- A research University located within the State of Texas.
For more information, visit Harris-Galveston Subsidence District.