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Resource Information

Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Resource:

(USDA NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Watershed Rehabilitation Program

Overview:

(Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act Public Law 83- 566, Watershed Rehabilitation Amendments of 2000) - Authorizes NRCS to provide technical and financial assistance to watershed project sponsors to:

  • Rehabilitate aging dams that protect lives, property and infrastructure, such as drinking water in downstream rural communities.
  • Decommission dams to no longer pose threat to life and property.
  • Provide alternate methods (nonstructural) for flood reduction

Funding Information:

  • NRCS provides up to 100 percent of technical assistance costs.
  • NRCS provides 65 percent of total eligible project cost, up to 100 percent of construction costs

Resource Website(s):

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/landscape/wr/?cid=nrcs143_008448

Keywords:

Individual/Household, Business, Local Government, State Government, Tribal, Recovering from a Flood, Financial Assistance, Technical Assistance

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