Grant applications sought for groundwater projects, education and training in developing nations
Applications for groundwater supply projects in developing nations and/or education and training programs will be accepted April 1 to June 30, 2013, by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF).
The NGWREF board of directors has approved $30,000 for the grants. Recipients of grants will be announced on or before October 1, 2013. The dollar-for-dollar matching grants are for qualified projects in low-income or developing nations as defined by the World Bank or some other equivalent international body, such as the United Nations.
Grants are awarded for:
- Potable drinking groundwater supply projects that serve the general public in a community-type setting; and
- Education and training programs for groundwater development, well construction, wellhead protection, well pumping systems and/or maintenance of wells and pumping systems; sanitation resulting from clean groundwater use may be included in an education and training program but shall not be primary.
Applicants for groundwater supply projects should have a history of not less than three years of demonstrated success in projects for potable groundwater drinking supply.
Information, including grant application guidelines and criteria, can be obtained by clicking here.