USBR: Desalination and Water Purification Research Program: Research Projects for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 [BOR-DO-20-F004]

Program: Desalination and Water Purification Research (DWPR)
This FOA’s objective is to invite private industry, universities, water utilities, and other research sponsors to submit applications that address DWPR program goals and objectives at the laboratory or pilot scale studies.

 Funding Group I: Laboratory Scale projects are typically bench scale studies involving small flow rates (less than 2 gallons per minute). They are used to determine the viability of a novel process, new materials, or process modifications. Research at this stage often involves a high degree of risk and uncertainty. Up to $250,000 in Federal funds per proposed project will be available under this funding group for projects that can be completed within two years. 

 

Funding Group II: Pilot scale projects test a novel process at a sufficiently large scale to determine the practicality of implementing the technology at a larger scale. Pilot studies are used to generate data that can be used to estimate the operational requirements (labor, chemical addition, power requirements) of the process and to show performance with respect to finished water quality goals. Pilot scale projects are generally preceded by laboratory studies (funded previously by DWPR or others) that demonstrate that the technology works. Up to $800,000 in Federal funds per proposed project will be available under this funding group for projects that can be completed within three years.

 

Eligible Applicants: Individuals, institutions of higher education, profit organizations, State and local governmental entities, non-profit organizations, federally-funded Research and Development Centers, United States-Mexico binational research foundations and interuniversity research programs, and Indian tribal governments and organizations. Foreign entities are not eligible for funding under the authorizing legislation for this program, except for the United States-Mexico binational entities as mentioned above. Federal agencies are not eligible to apply.

 

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321236https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321236