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The Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District (CAGRD) will make up to $20,000 in grants available under its CAGRD Conservation Grant Program. The application deadline is April 15, 2008.

The grants, limited to a maximum of $5,000 each, will be awarded to any water provider, landowner, home owner association or other entity that can demonstrate that its proposed project will reduce groundwater use within CAGRD Member Lands and/or Member Service Areas.

To apply for a grant, complete a CAGRD Conservation Grant Application. For details of the program, including eligibility criteria, application requirements, etc., call Marsha Esmirer at: 623-869-2380 or visit

CAGRD awards grants to organizations primarily in its service areas in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties twice a year, in May and November. The committee awarding the grants will be composed of members from CAGRD Member Land (ML) and Member Service Area (MSA) water providers, CAP Board, and CAGRD staff.

The Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District (CAGRD) was established in 1993 by the state legislature to serve as a groundwater replenishment entity for its members. CAGRD's main responsibility is to replenish groundwater used by its member property owners and water providers. CAGRD is operated by the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) which also oversees the operations of Central Arizona Project.

For more information, contact Marsha Esmeier at or call 623-869-2380.