DAVIS, Calif. — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is announcing funding opportunities for planning, design, and construction of watershed scale projects. This money is being made available through NRCS’s Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) Program under Public Law 566.
Funding for projects is limited to $150 million available nationally. The funding can be used to further existing watershed projects that already have NRCS authorized Watershed Plans or new projects without approved Watershed Plans. All projects receiving funding must follow the program’s requirements found in the NRCS National Watershed Program Handbook.
Any eligible sponsor may apply. Eligible sponsors are local organizations of government such as counties or districts that meet the requirements defined in the NRCS National Watershed Program Handbook.
Requirements for an eligible sponsor include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Ability to acquire real property through eminent domain;
- Ability to obtain permits and licenses;
- Authority to levy taxes;
- Ability to perform operation and maintenance.
Any eligible sponsor who would like to develop a proposal should contact Greg Norris, Acting State Conservation Engineer, at (530)792-5609 or Steve Hill, Natural Resource Manager, at (530) 792-5642, by August 1, 2017, for more information.
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