Welcome to the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority!
We are a quasi-governmental agency that provides state and federal funding in the form of loans and grants to Colorado governmental agencies to finance water, wastewater, hydropower, and forest health infrastructure projects.
Small Hydropower Loan Program (SHLP) helps finance hydropower projects below 10MWs with low-interest loans and helps determine the viability of projects with feasibility grants.
Water Revenue Bond Program (WRBP) helps finance large water projects such as water and wastewater treatment plants, dams/reservoirs, and water rights with municipal bonds and a cost of issuance subsidy.
The Colorado Water Authority's Governor Appointed Board meets 7 times a year.
The Colorado Water Authority provides below market interest rates and subsidized municipal bond issuances.
There are 7 loan application deadlines a year, but applications can be submitted at any time.
Interested in learning more or getting started in the process. Contact us or click above to get started.
2022 DWRF Eligibility List