Project Database

The CWCB has a new Project Database which includes current "CWCB Funded Projects" and "Basin Identified Projects." It will also eventually include legacy data for CWCB's previously funded projects, as the database develops. The Basin Identified Project data has been imported as a result of the work done by basin roundtables to update projects during the Basin Implementation Plan (BIP) update effort. For those looking to access the basin identified projects please consult the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below.

Basin Identified Project List FAQ:

Q. Does my project have to be on the list to receive funding?

A. No. A project does not have to be on the basin identified projects list to receive CWCB grant funding and being on the basin identified projects does not guarantee a project will receive CWCB funding if they apply for a grant. All grants submitted to the CWCB are evaluated based on several factors including their merit, completeness and ability to meet the goals in the Colorado Water Plan.


Q. What is the intended use of the Basin Identified Project list?

A. The Basin Identified Projects in the Project Database puts all basin identified projects into a single, searchable database for the first time. However, these projects represent a snapshot in time and project data may not always be accurate, up to date or truly represent the full project need in a given basin. The list primarily supports: 1) CWCB estimates of long-range funding needs which are captured in Colorado Water Plan updates; 2) local basin implementation planning as it pertains to understanding and supporting basin projects and grant needs.


Q. What does the project "Level of Readiness" refer to?

A. During the BIP update effort, basin projects were put into four tiers. Tiers were primarily designed to understand which projects where most ready to launch and had the supporting data to prove it (e.g. cost; proponent; location), as compared to the projects that might be farther from completion and/or more conceptual. Tiering for the Project Database was based on a formula aimed at reducing some of the complexities identified during the tiering process at the basin level. At times this may create some discrepancies between the legacy basin tiering data and the Project Database identified level of readiness. This is because the Project Database differentiates between projects with good data that are ready to launch (ready) from those that may be farther out, but does so solely based on the project start date and the completeness of the data. The Project Database labels project level of readiness is described below:

  • "Ready" projects that can start within one year.
  • "Short-term" projects that may take two to five years to start.
  • "Mid-term" projects that could take five to 10 years to start.
  • "Long-term" projects that will take longer than 10 years to start.

Q. Can I update a project or add a new project to the list?

A. A project's primary sponsor (proponent) can submit a request for a project update or add a project at any time. However, the CWCB will first evaluate all submittals for quality control and will commit to making any database updates on an annual basis. Please note, outside of the legacy basin project data the only new projects that can be submitted are those which can complete all the required data fields. Projects that are conceptual in nature should be communicated to basin roundtables and/or fleshed out further before seeking to be added to the database and/or submitting for a grant funding.


Q. Where is the data for the CWCB Funded Projects list and what does it cover?

A. Eventually, data for CWCB Funded Projects will be imported from legacy data including CWCB's currently funded grants and loans. Ultimately this database will provide a list of both CWCB's historic and actively funded projects.

The CWCB has a new Project Database which includes current "CWCB Funded Projects" and "Basin Identified Projects." It will also eventually include legacy data for CWCB's previously funded projects, as the database develops. The Basin Identified Project data has been imported as a result of the work done by basin roundtables to update projects during the Basin Implementation Plan (BIP) update effort. For those looking to access the basin identified projects please consult the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below.

Basin Identified Project List FAQ:

Q. Does my project have to be on the list to receive funding?

A. No. A project does not have to be on the basin identified projects list to receive CWCB grant funding and being on the basin identified projects does not guarantee a project will receive CWCB funding if they apply for a grant. All grants submitted to the CWCB are evaluated based on several factors including their merit, completeness and ability to meet the goals in the Colorado Water Plan.


Q. What is the intended use of the Basin Identified Project list?

A. The Basin Identified Projects in the Project Database puts all basin identified projects into a single, searchable database for the first time. However, these projects represent a snapshot in time and project data may not always be accurate, up to date or truly represent the full project need in a given basin. The list primarily supports: 1) CWCB estimates of long-range funding needs which are captured in Colorado Water Plan updates; 2) local basin implementation planning as it pertains to understanding and supporting basin projects and grant needs.


Q. What does the project "Level of Readiness" refer to?

A. During the BIP update effort, basin projects were put into four tiers. Tiers were primarily designed to understand which projects where most ready to launch and had the supporting data to prove it (e.g. cost; proponent; location), as compared to the projects that might be farther from completion and/or more conceptual. Tiering for the Project Database was based on a formula aimed at reducing some of the complexities identified during the tiering process at the basin level. At times this may create some discrepancies between the legacy basin tiering data and the Project Database identified level of readiness. This is because the Project Database differentiates between projects with good data that are ready to launch (ready) from those that may be farther out, but does so solely based on the project start date and the completeness of the data. The Project Database labels project level of readiness is described below:

  • "Ready" projects that can start within one year.
  • "Short-term" projects that may take two to five years to start.
  • "Mid-term" projects that could take five to 10 years to start.
  • "Long-term" projects that will take longer than 10 years to start.

Q. Can I update a project or add a new project to the list?

A. A project's primary sponsor (proponent) can submit a request for a project update or add a project at any time. However, the CWCB will first evaluate all submittals for quality control and will commit to making any database updates on an annual basis. Please note, outside of the legacy basin project data the only new projects that can be submitted are those which can complete all the required data fields. Projects that are conceptual in nature should be communicated to basin roundtables and/or fleshed out further before seeking to be added to the database and/or submitting for a grant funding.


Q. Where is the data for the CWCB Funded Projects list and what does it cover?

A. Eventually, data for CWCB Funded Projects will be imported from legacy data including CWCB's currently funded grants and loans. Ultimately this database will provide a list of both CWCB's historic and actively funded projects.

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