Program Application

WaterNow Alliance's Project Accelerator program offers technical and program assistance to several selected projects. Selected projects will receive approximately 250 hours of assistance, valued at $25,000, over an approximately 6 month period. The deadline to apply is December 14, 2020.

For more information about the program, please visit our website.

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* 1. Please provide your contact information:

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* 2. Which of the following best describes your decision making role?

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* 3. Are you the correct contact for follow-up questions related to your application?  If not, please indicate the most appropriate individual and provide his/her email and phone number.

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* 4. Approximately how many customers/ratepayers does your water utility serve?

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* 5. Program/Project Title (e.g. Direct Install Program for Income Qualified Residents, Development of a Graywater Ordinance, Conservation Program Outreach Plan, etc.)

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* 6. Please describe the project or program you are nominating for the Project Accelerator Program, and how you believe the project would benefit from an infusion of 6 months of outside program and technical support from WaterNow Alliance (200-500 words).

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* 7. What is the impetus behind this project in your community? (e.g. water shortages, stormwater pollution, goals outlined in a conservation plan, etc.)

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* 8. If your project includes a goal focused on water equity (e.g., understanding local communities’ needs, developing community engagement plans, addressing water debt, ensuring access to water conservation and efficiency programs, etc.) could you describe this element of the project in greater detail?

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* 9. What are the desired outputs from working with WaterNow through the Project Accelerator program? Please be as specific as possible (e.g. draft ordinance language, outreach and communication plan, stakeholder meetings, best management practices, etc.).

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* 10. What outcomes do you hope to achieve by working with WaterNow through the Project Accelerator program? Please be as specific as possible (e.g. X number of applications for a specific program, X gallons of water saved, engagement with X number of customers, etc.).

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* 11. Which of the following Project Accelerator resources do you believe would best support your proposed project?  (Select UP TO THREE.)

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* 12. Do you believe that approximately 250 hours of program and technical assistance, over a period of approximately 6 months, will have a significant impact on moving your project forward?

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* 13. What is the earliest start date that your Project Accelerator efforts can begin?

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* 14. How did you hear about WaterNow's Project Accelerator? (Select all that apply.)

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* 15. Please note, to be selected for Project Accelerator, we require at least one WaterNow member that represents the city/water agency (e.g. elected official or senior management staff). Membership is free and it's easy to join. 

Are you or a representative of your city/water agency a member of the WaterNow Alliance?

Thank you for your Project Accelerator application!  A WaterNow staff member will be in touch with you on or before our award announcement.

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