Mar 22, 2013

Groundwater Foundation Accepts Grant Applications

Grant applications sought for groundwater projects, education and training in developing nations

National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation Grant Applications

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.