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With the new year comes new funding opportunities.

Applications are now being accepted for three of the WaterSMART grant programs for Fiscal Year 2019 through the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation. The three programs are Drought Resiliency, Small-Scale Water Efficiency, and Water & Energy Efficiency.

Contact your Freese and Nichols Project Manager to explore ways that your project might qualify under these programs.

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Do you have a water, wastewater, and/or stormwater project and you need funding assistance?

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB ) has just opened the solicitation period for projects for the SFY 2020 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (CWSRF & DWSRF, respectively).

Eligible projects submitted during this invitation period, Dec. 20, 2018, through March 1, 2019, will be listed in...

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The Texas Water Development Board is now accepting Abridged Applications for the 2019 funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas, or SWIFT .

Abridged applications are due Feb. 1.

Through four funding cycles, the SWIFT program has committed $6.2 billion to fund recommended water management strategy projects listed in the Texas State Water Plan . The program features...

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced 11 funding opportunities for more than $100 million through their 2019 WaterSmart programs .

WaterSmart Grants – $34 million for the planning and implementation of actions to increase water supply through investments to modernize existing infrastructure and reduce local water conflicts.

Water and Energy Efficiency Grants - Water management improvements that result in quantifiable water savings and support...

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In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s inundation of Houston in August 2017, Freese and Nichols quickly put boots on the ground to help the Harris County Flood Control District assess the extent of flood damage to the 2,500 miles of channels across the county and estimate the costs of repairs.

However, this was only the beginning of the post-storm recovery efforts that continue more than a year later. An...

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now requesting Letters of Interest for water infrastructure projects across the country for consideration under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program with as much as $5.5 billion in loans available.

Those seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest by July 6.

WIFIA credit can be used for a wide range of projects, including drinking water treatment and distribution...

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced three opportunities for funding under the 2018 WaterSMART Program.

Projects submitted for funding should seek quantifiable water savings and complement ongoing efforts to address water supply reliability and sustainability. The program is limited to projects located in the Western United States or United States Territories.

The estimated total program funding varies per grant program. Applicants can receive up to $1 million depending...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced that it will accept the abridged applications for the 2018 funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program through Feb. 2, 2018.

Entities may submit applications using TWDB’s abridged online application or by paper-copy. Please note that the abridged application doesn’t take much time to complete. And, it doesn’t commit the applicant to take the funding. Its...

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