Grant proposals may request up to $200,000 in federal funds. Proposals must be submitted directly to IWR (IWR.Research@usace.army.mil) by the PI with a copy to the NIWR-designated institute or center, which for Texas researchers is the Texas Water Resources Institute (CC: John.Tracy@ag.tamu.edu).
The Government's obligation under this program is contingent upon the availability of funds.
2010 – Twenty-two proposals received, one awarded
2010 Award – “Identifying and Evaluating Best Practices for the Adaptive Management of Water Resources”, University of Minnesota, Oklahoma State University, Clemson University, and University of Arkansas, ($199,394)
2011 – Seventeen proposals received, one awarded
2011 Award – “The Effectiveness of a Computer-assisted Decision Support System using Realistic Interactive Visualization as a Learning Tool in Flood Risk Management”, University of Maryland ($200,000)
2012 – Twelve proposals received, one awarded
2012 Award – “Development of a National Database of Depreciated Structure Replacement Values for Inclusion with SimSuite/HAZUS and Flood Mitigation Reconnaissance Studies”, University of Nebraska at Omaha ($100,000)
2013 – Twelve proposals received, one awarded
2013 Award – “RiverSmart Communities and Federal Collaborators: Attuning federal agencies and programs with state, regional and local efforts to support ecologically restorative flood prevention and remediation in New England”, University of Massachusetts at Amherst ($198,597)
2014 – Ten proposals received, one awarded
2014 Award – “Prototype Multi-Jurisdictional Decision Making Web Platform for Integrated Water Resources Management: From Interagency Collaboration to Implementation in the Iowa-Cedar Watershed”, University of Iowa ($180,865)
2015 – Fourteen proposals received, one awarded
2015 Award – “Environmentally-Friendly Alternatives to Bulkheads for Resilient and Healthy Shorelines: Evaluation and Implementation of Two Living Shoreline Designs”, University of South Alabama ($166,916)