Press Release: Arizona Department of Water Resources Accepting Applications for the Groundwater Conservation Grant

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   CONTACT: Shauna Evans

Dec. 2, 2019                                                                                          PHONE: 602.771.8079

 

Arizona Department of Water Resources Accepting Applications for the Groundwater Conservation Grant

PHOENIX- The Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is now accepting applications for the Water Management Assistance Program (WMAP) Groundwater Conservation Grant. This grant, in the sum of $2,000,000, was appropriated to the WMAP for the purpose of providing additional monies to support conservation of groundwater in Arizona’s five Active Management Areas (AMAs), pursuant to A.R.S. § 45-617 (C). Grants may be allocated to programs and projects that demonstrate the ability to conserve Arizona’s groundwater resources either directly or indirectly and are located within the five AMAs.

The deadline to submit applications is February 14, 2020, by 5 pm.

Application solicitation and the Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity may be found on the Arizona Office of Grants and Federal Resources website: https://grants.az.gov/funding-opportunities-0. Applications must be submitted through this website in order to be considered.

ADWR staff will host a grant application workshop on Tuesday, December 10th at 8:30–10:00 am at ADWR, 1110 W. Washington St., Room 3175, Phoenix, 85007. The workshop will be available via webinar as well as recorded and posted on the WMAP webpage at https://new.azwater.gov/ama/wmap, for those who are not able to attend the workshop.

For additional information, please contact Melissa Sikes, WMAP Coordinator, at (602) 771-8449 or msikes@azwater.gov.

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Workshops on community water infrastructure financing opportunities still open through September

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The Water Infrastructure Financing Authority of Arizona (WIFA) has recently redesigned its Technical Assistance Program and is now offering additional lending options. Communities that are contemplating their next water or waste­water infrastructure project, may benefit from what WIFA has to offer.

WIFA acts as a “bond bank” that is able to issue water quality bonds on behalf of communities for basic water infrastructure. The program is authorized to finance the construction, rehabilitation and/or improvement of drinking water, wastewater, reclamation and other water-related projects.

WIFA already has conducted a Phoenix-area workshop, held on September 12. Statewide, however, there is still time to sign up for local-area workshops:

PHOENIX ……………………………….. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at l p.m.

WIFA Board Room, 100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 103

SHOW LOW ………………………………….. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at l p.m.

Show Low Public Works, 181 N. 9th Street – Council Chambers

YUMA ……………………………………………. Thursday, Sept. 20 at l p.m.

Yuma County Public Works, 4343 S Avenue 5 l/2E

FLAGSTAFF ………………………………….. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at l p.m.

Rio de Flag Water Reclamation Plant, 600 Babbitt Drive

TUCSON ………………………………………. Thursday, Sept. 27 at l p.m.

State Goverment Bldg., 400 West Congress St., Suite 444

az_wifaTo RSVP, please visit https://bit.ly/2OVOSSE 

Have additional questions? Contact WIFA at 602-364-1310