NRCS Idaho accepting applications for flood recovery funds
BOISE–The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is accepting applications to help agricultural producers rehabilitate private land affected by flooding across the state.
Severe winter storms and melting of record snowfall created substantial widespread flooding across Idaho, which has caused significant damage to private property as well as public infrastructure.
NRCS Idaho will set aside funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for private land flood recovery efforts. The funds can be used to help address damage to agricultural infrastructure as well as streambank erosion and landslides.
“This special funding pool has been set aside to help agricultural and forestry producers rehabilitate land impacted by the devastating floods that resulted from this season’s severe winter storms,” said Curtis Elke, Idaho NRCS State Conservationist. “NRCS stands ready to serve our affected communities in any way we possibly can with our financial and technical assistances.”
“We recognize the devastation the extensive flooding throughout the state may have caused the agricultural community,” Elke said. “To that end, in addition to this special funding, NRCS is coordinating with other state and federal agencies in order to match landowners’ needs with the appropriate program.”
The application deadline for this funding pool is July 31. For more information, contact your local NRCS field office or visit our Web site: http://www.id.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/.