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Creek in Kentucky

USGS Grant Applications

Apply for funding through the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) Program, authorized by section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984. WRRA is a Federal-State partnership allows KWRI to facilitate research through the Annual Base Grants, National Competitive Grants, and Coordination Grants. Information and resources regarding the most recent Request for Proposals for the 104b and 104g programs are listed below: 

FY 2024 USGS 104B

On February 12, 2024, KWRRI released the FY 2024 Request for Proposals for the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) 104b grant program. This program is targeted toward supporting water-related research efforts conducted by students at universities and colleges in Kentucky. Research priorities include Water Scarcity and Availability, Water Hazards and Climate Variability, Water Quality, Water Policy, Planning and Socioeconomics, Watershed and Ecosystem Function, Water Technology and Innovation, Workforce Development, and Water Literacy. 

Of note are several changes from prior years:

  1. The matching requirement has been reduced from 2:1 to 1:1.

  2. We will evaluate proposals in two categories: larger research grants ($10,000 to $20,000) and student research seed grants ($5,000 to $10,000).

  3. Renewal of projects for a second year.

  4. The proposal length, format, and reporting have been adjusted.

The deadline to apply is March 22, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Application materials are linked below. You are required to use the templates provided. Proposal submissions should be submitted to the Institute by email.

  • Request for Proposal


    Attachment C:

    Budget Justification Template 

    Attachment A:

    Proposal Template 

    Budget Justification


    Attachment B:

    Budget Template 

    Attachment D:

    "Covered UAS" Assessment Guide

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