Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute (KWRRI)

USGS Research Programs

The KWRRI is one of 54 state-level Water Resource Research Institutes of the US Geological Survey (USGS) and administers several state-level grants for water research through the 104(b) and 104(g) grant programs. More information can be found here.

USGS 104(b) Annual Base Grant

Under Section 104(b) of the Water Resources Research Act, annual base grants are awarded to serve the needs of the state, region and nation by supporting and encouraging research and technology transfer in the area of water resources. Specifically, this

  1. supports the creation of a long-term linkage between universities, state agencies, and federal agencies for the solution of the nation's water problems;
  2. provides support for a national network of water resources research institutes;
  3. focuses on state and regional water resources problems that can be solved by researchers at academic institutions; and
  4. supports research responsive to priority needs, seed projects, new and emerging career professionals, and quick transfer of results to users.

2018-19 104b Grant Packet

Water Resources 104G National Research Grant Program

The United States Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources, provides matching grants to support research on the topics of water supply and water availability. Any investigator at an institution of highler learning in the United States is eligible.

2017 104g National grant