Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program

Eligible Entities
Typical Support
$ 1000 to $1400 per Ton of Salt Reduced
Application Deadline
Typically Summer/Fall on Bi-Annual Cycles

The threat of salinity is a major concern in both the United States and Mexico; salinity affects agricultural, municipal, and industrial water users. The goal of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program is to enhance and protect the quality of water available in the Colorado River for use in the United States. Reclamation’s Basin States Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program provide cost share assistance to landowners who install salinity control measures.   

Eligible applicants are legal entities or individuals which own or operate the features to be replaced and/or to be constructed.  They must be capable of contracting with Reclamation, responsive to the FOA requirements and only use proven technology. Proposed projects must, among other requirements, be located in the Colorado River Basin above Hoover Dam and be in an area where salt load can be provided.

Next round of funding TBA Fall 2021 for 2022

2019 program full requirements:

Last Updated: July 17, 2020

Program Categories

Conveyance (canals) | Conveyance (pipelines) | Secondary/Irrigation | Water Quality | Water Resources