State News and Southwest Basin Roundtable

Revisions to the Criteria and Guidelines of the Water Supply Reserve Account (WSRA) were recently approved by the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) and the Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC) boards. The revised Criteria and Guidelines document is available on the CWCB website at: http://cwcb.state.co.us/LoansGrants/water-supply-reserve-account-grants/Documents/WSRACriteriaGuidelines.pdf.  Major changes include: 

·  Consideration of requests from the Statewide Account in March and September.
·  Inclusion of a CWCB grant/loan package to leverage WSRA grant dollars against CWCB loans. WSRA grant requests for projects that may qualify for loans through the CWCB loan program will receive preference in the Statewide Evaluation Criteria if the grant request is part of a CWCB loan/WSRA grant package. For these CWCB loan/WSRA grant packages, the applicant must have a CWCB loan/WSRA grant ratio of 1:1 or higher.