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November 2021

The WaterWorks grants for 2021-22 have been approved! Both the competitive track and council-allocated track project lists have been approved for 68 grants totaling $5 million. View lists of 2021-22 Competitive Funded Projects and 2021-22 Council-allocated Funded Projects .

WaterWorks is not accepting new applications at this time, the next grant cycle will be in 2023. To get updates, sign up for email alerts under “Stay connected” on this page.

This is the timeline for the current competitive grant cycle, WaterWorks Round 5. The timeframes for review, authorization, and project start are approximate.

Please check back or add your name to our email alert list to keep up to date. The timeline for WaterWorks council-allocated funding for 2021-22 has not been announced yet; contact your councilmember’s office directly for details.


January 4, 2021 Application materials posted
January & February 2021 Online information sessions for applicants
February 17, 2021, 11:59 pm* Deadline for Letters of Intent (1st stage of application process)
* Note the time has changed from 5 pm to 11:59 pm.
Staff will not be available to assist with any technical questions after 5 pm.
Spring 2021 Letters of Intent reviewed
April 28, 2021 Applicants notified of status & finalists invited to submit full proposals
May 26, 2021, 11:59 pm Deadline for full applications.
Staff will not be available to assist with any technical questions after 5 pm.
Summer 2021 Applications reviewed
Fall 2021 Authorization process
Late fall 2021 Applicants notified of funding recommendations
Winter-spring 2022 Projects begin

This grant cycle is biennial (every other year).

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Elizabeth Loudon

Kelley Govan