NRCS Accepting Applications for Dam Rehab Funding

Murphy Parks

The 2014 Farm Bill has provided the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Watershed Rehabilitation Program with $262 million in funding for dam rehabilitation. Texas has received a portion of these funds for projects related to the rehabilitation of NRCS dams constructed under the Watershed Program and Pilot Watershed Program. Rehabilitation can include:

  • Extending the life of the dam
  • Addressing deterioration of components of the dam
  • Repairs from catastrophic storms
  • Upgrades needed to meet state dam safety laws
  • Decommission

NRCS is currently accepting applications in anticipation of the next wave of funding into the program. The grant program offers a 65% federal cost share to a 35% local match. The 35% local contribution may be offset if the project is eligible for other cost sharing programs such as the Flood Control Structural Repair Grant offered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. Among other things, the TSSWCB grant may be used to fund up to 95% of the local matching funds for structural repairs and rehabilitation projects. 

Freese and Nichols has experience obtaining dam repair funding and rehabilitating NRCS infrastructure. If you have questions about this program or any questions regarding your dam, contact Murphy Parks, P.E., Freese and Nichols, at 817-735-7439 or mhp@freese.com.

NRCS Accepting Applications for Dam Rehab Funding

Murphy Parks

The 2014 Farm Bill has provided the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Watershed Rehabilitation Program with $262 million in funding for dam rehabilitation. Texas has received a portion of these funds for projects related to the rehabilitation of NRCS dams constructed under the Watershed Program and Pilot Watershed Program. Rehabilitation can include:

  • Extending the life of the dam
  • Addressing deterioration of components of the dam
  • Repairs from catastrophic storms
  • Upgrades needed to meet state dam safety laws
  • Decommission

NRCS is currently accepting applications in anticipation of the next wave of funding into the program. The grant program offers a 65% federal cost share to a 35% local match. The 35% local contribution may be offset if the project is eligible for other cost sharing programs such as the Flood Control Structural Repair Grant offered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. Among other things, the TSSWCB grant may be used to fund up to 95% of the local matching funds for structural repairs and rehabilitation projects. 

Freese and Nichols has experience obtaining dam repair funding and rehabilitating NRCS infrastructure. If you have questions about this program or any questions regarding your dam, contact Murphy Parks, P.E., Freese and Nichols, at 817-735-7439 or mhp@freese.com.