Eligible entities may apply for up to $250,000 per project or $3,000,000 per program. A 25% match is required.
Cities, towns, counties, districts, commissions, authorities, or other public entities that are organized and exist under the statutory law of Arizona or a voter-approved charter or initiative of Arizona are eligible to apply. Additionally, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) may apply in partnership with one of the entities described above.
Eligibility for this grant has been amended by SB1390 which expanded the list of eligible entities to all “water providers,” which includes Tribal entities and private water companies.
Water Conservation Grant Committee
The seven-member committee is a geographically diverse group representing various backgrounds and perspectives across the state. This ensures that each region of Arizona is represented, which creates a more equitable and fair decision-making process for WCGF projects and policy.
Kimberly Schonek, Chairman, Arizona Water Program Director, The Nature Conservancy Representing: County with a population of less than 500,000 persons
Sam Draper, Arizona Policy Manager, Audubon Society Representing: Advocacy group with a primary focus on water conservation
Erin Young, Water Resources Manager, City of Flagstaff Representing: Public Water System that Serves 500 or more connections
Blake Anderson, President, Mogollon Water Management Representing: Public Water System that Serves less than 500 connections
Rhett Larson, Richard Morrison Professor of Water Law, ASU Representing: County with a population of 500,000 or more persons
Andrea Gerlak, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona Representing: University in the state and who has significant knowledge in water conservation
Tim Grandy, Vice-Chairman, Buckeye Valley Natural Resource Conservation District Representing: Natural resource conservation district