Grants and Loans
How to Apply: A completed application, project design and cost estimate must be submitted prior to the deadline date to be considered for preliminary approval. All applications will be processed and reviewed collectively in time for October construction. All projects must have preliminary approval PRIOR TO THE START OF CONSTRUCTION. Funding levels may be pro-rated based on the number of applications received.
DEADLINE: August 10, 2018
- 50% cost-share for all Concrete Lining or Pipelining up to $400/acre benefited.
- 25% cost-share for irrigation enhancements up to $400/acre benefited such as tailwater return systems, micro-sprinklers, drip systems, dairy-related projects, other irrigation efficiency improvements.
- 3% interest loans of up to $1000/acre benefited for farmer’s portion after the cost-share grant.
- Loans are repaid through annual payments, with a 5-year term for on-farm systems and up to a 10-year term for community ditches.
State and federal government funding may be available as well. Contact your local FSA office for additional funding options.