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, 2013 through June 30, 2013 by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation.
The NGWREF Board of Directors has approved $30,000 for the grants. Information including grant application guidelines and criteria can be obtained by clicking here (http://www.ngwa.org/Foundation/developing_world/Pages/default.aspx). 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, developing, or Third World 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
- 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.
NGWREF, founded in 1994 as an IRS-approved public charity, is operated by the National Ground Water Association as a 501(c)(3) public foundation focused on conducting educational, research, and other charitable activities related to a broader public understanding of groundwater.
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.
SOURCE: National Ground Water Association