2021 Water Plan Funded Grant Recipients

Helping to keep ag water connected with ag land

2021 Colorado Water Plan Funded Grants by grant category


Colorado Open Lands - Acequia Conservation Initiative Phase II

Colorado State University - Improving Irrigation Efficiency through the Development of Hydraulic Infrastructure at Irrigation Innovation Consortium Headquarters 

Florida Consolidated Ditch Company - Florida Canal Diversion Structure Rehabilitation Project- Phase II

Grand Valley Water Users Association - Vinelands Power Plant

Jack's Solar Garden, LLC - Jack's Solar Garden Agrivoltaic Study

Onward! A Legacy Foundation dba Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project - Sustainable Infrastructure to Support Restoration of Southwest Colorado's Orchard Culture and Economy 

River Network - Piloting Multi-Benefit Project Coordinators

The Nature Conservancy - Maybell Headgate Replacement 

Upper Arkansas Conservation District - Upper Arkansas Watershed Resiliency Plan - Phase I

Education and Innovation 

Greenway Foundation - Clean River Design Challenge

Independence Water & Sanitation District - Regulation 84 Edible Crop Irrigation Public Education & Outreach

Montezuma School to Farm - Montezuma CWP Education Initiative

Trout Unlimited - Supporting Outreach and Engagement for the "Evaluating Conserved Consumptive Use in the Upper Colorado River" Project

Environmental and Recreation 

Adams County Parks, Open Space, & Cultural Arts - Clear Creek Whitewater Park

American Whitewater - Economic Impact of River Recreation

Costilla County Conservancy District - Upper Culebra Watershed Assessment

Colorado Rio Grande Restoration Foundation - Conejos River Partnership Project - Phase 2

Keep It Colorado - Colorado's Private Lands Conservation Plan

Left Hand Watershed Center - Expanding and Implementing the St. Vrain Forest Health Partnership Plan

Middle Colorado Watershed Council - Middle Colorado IWMP - Implementation Phase 1

Town of Naturita - Naturita Town Park Revitalization Project

Water Conservation and Land use 

City of Thornton - Thornton Northern Properties Stewardship Plan (NPSP): Land Use & Water Optimization Study

Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) - Regional Land Cover Project

ULI Colorado - Advancing Water Smart Development

WaterNow Alliance, a program of Multiplier - Advancing High Impact Water Efficiency Solutions in Colorado Communities

Western Resource Advocates - Enabling Large-Scale Replacement of Non-Essential Turf

Storage and supply 

Genesee Water and Sanitation District - Enlargement of Genesee Reservoir #1

Town of Silverton - Kendall Mountain Alluvial Aquifer Test

Partial project funding for the Ag Water NetWORK is provided by a 2022 grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board.
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