Funding Opportunities

Water Resources Research Institute Grant Program

Filling glass from faucetAt the land grant university of each state, a small federal grant provides base support for a program that identifies water resources research needs, finds university researchers capable of conducting useful research, and leverages federal funds with state and other resources to sponsor the needed investigations. The State Water Resources Research Institute Program (WRRI) is administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior through the U.S. Geological Survey.

As Maine’s congressionally authorized water institute, the Senator George J. Mitchell Center receives base funding through the U.S. Geological Survey to operate programs tailored to meet Maine’s water resource needs.