Emergency Watershed Protection Program
About The Program
The Natural Resource and Conservation Service (NRCS) provides technical and financial assistance to install measures that reduce post-flood and fire damage through the Emergency Watershed Protection Program. The measures are intended to reduce threats to life or property, retard runoff, restore capacity of waterways, prevent flooding and/or soil erosion and reduce damage from sediment and debris. The removal of debris deposited by the disaster that is a health or safety hazard can be a part of such measures as well.
This program funds up to 75% of construction costs of eligible projects. 90% may be paid for projects within limited resource areas as identified by U.S. Census data. Remaining project costs must come from local sources and can be in the form of cash or in-kind services and materials, however they cannot be resources or funding from other federal agencies.
Steve Becker State Conservation Engineer
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