Aug. deadline announced for Arizona grant applications for river and riparian restoration projects

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July 11, 2023 — The Arizona Water Protection Fund (AWPF) has announced its callOpens in a new tab. for Fiscal Year 2024 grant cycle applications. The AWPF Commission, an initiative established by the Arizona Legislature in 1994, will be accepting proposals under three categories – capital projects, research, and water conservation.

The deadline for submission of applications is August 25, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., Arizona time. The AWPF insists on electronic submissions only, made possible via the eCivis Grants Management SystemOpens in a new tab..

Important Information for Grant Applicants.

Prospective applicants can find the eCivis grant application portal link, the grant cycle schedule, application manual, and electronic forms on the AWPF websitOpens in a new tab.e.

For those needing further assistance, the AWPF staff will be hosting a grant application workshop on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The workshop will be held via an online webinar and recorded for later access on the AWPF website:

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Webinar Number (Access Code): 2595 334 6863
Webinar Password: 3ZKcjn3WW97
Join by Phone: 1-415-655-0001 US Toll (Access Code is same as above)

Assisting Locally-Led Solutions through State Funding.

Established by the Arizona Legislature as per A.R.S. § 45-2101Opens in a new tab., the AWPF serves as a channel for a coordinated effort between state funding and locally led solutions to conserve and restore the state’s water resources. The Arizona Department of Water Resources provides administrative, technical, and legal support to the AWPF Commission.

The primary objective of AWPF is to protect water of adequate quality and quantity to maintain, enhance, and restore rivers and streams along with associated riparian resources, consistent with existing water laws and water rights. Furthermore, AWPF also endeavors to increase water availability, contributing to the sustainable future of Arizona’s water resources.

Individuals or organizations with inquiries or who need additional assistance can contact the Arizona Water Protection Fund at 602-771-8528 or


Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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