IWR Water Resources Competitive Grants Program
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued under the provisions of section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-242), as amended by Public Laws 101-397, 104-147, 106-374, and 109-471. Section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act directs the Secretary of the Interior to administer program grants to Institutes and Centers established under the provisions of section 104(a) of the Act. Water Resources Institutes or Centers have been established in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. The Institute in Guam also serves the Federated States of Micronesia and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Institute in Hawaii serves Hawaii and American Samoa.
- Promote collaboration between the IWR and university scientists on water resources issues of national and regional significance. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the IWR lead for this initiative, Dr Joe Manous, as they develop proposals.
- Promote the dissemination and application of information and analysis funded under this program.
- Assist in the training of scientists, engineers, and policy makers in relevant water resources
fields. Proposals that include a strong educational component
(student support) are encouraged.
The IWR and NIWR prefer efforts supported by this program involve collaboration between the IWR and university scientists. Collaboration can range from use of USACE data and information to the mutual involvement of IWR or USACE and university scientists on projects.