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RFP Announcement – FY17 Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program

December 14, 2016 by Andrew Stacy, WV Water Research Institute

Morgantown, W.Va. - The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management, and replacement; exploration and advancement of our understanding of changes in the quantity and quality of water resources in response to a changing climate, population shifts, and land use changes; development of methods for better estimation of water supply, both surface and groundwater, including estimation of the physical supply and of the economic supply of water; development and evaluation of processes and governance mechanisms for integrated surface/ground water management; and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices.


Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a Water Research Institute or Center established under the provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended ( Proposals involving substantial collaboration between the USGS and university scientists are encouraged. Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds. Successful applicants must match each dollar of the federal grant with one dollar from non-federal sources.

**Please note that for FY17 the USGS 104g program has changed to a pre-proprosal process. For more information, please read the RFP.**

View and download the RFP by clicking here.

RFP # G17AS00027

Closing Dates: 5:00 PM, Eastern Time, February 15, 2017 (Preproposals)
5:00 PM, Eastern Time, June 1, 2017 (Approved by Institutes and submitted to


: Andrew Stacy, West Virginia Water Research Institute

The West Virginia Water Research Institute, a program of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University, serves as a statewide vehicle for performing research related to water issues. WVWRI is the premiere water research center in West Virginia and, within selected fields, an international leader.