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We are happy to announce that there is funding available to support the design and implementation of drought resilience and innovative water conservation projects with agricultural water users and water managers. The goals of this effort are to advance strategies and on the ground projects for irrigated agriculture to adapt to reduced water supplies. Funding will support technical and financial assistance for early-stage projects that have the potential to reduce water use, improve water management, and/or demonstrate drought resilience and adaptation.

We want to help develop and test concepts for long term drought resilience and strongly encourage you to reach out to us early so that we can work with interested parties to develop their ideas. Our goal is to implement these projects for the 2023 season.

Possible Projects Include

  • Alternative crops or forages

  • Infrastructure upgrades

  • Improved water management

  • Soil Health

  • Herd size or grazing or stocking strategies

Who Can Apply?

  • Individual farmers and ranchers

  • Ditch companies

  • Special districts or organizations that want to implement projects on Ag lands

Deadline: December 1st

If you have any questions about the application or your project you may contact the following:

 

Greg Peterson

Colorado Ag Water Alliance

(720) 244-4629

coagwater@gmail.com

 

Phil Brink

Colorado Cattlemens’ Association

(303) 475-3453

phil@brinkinc.biz

Colorado Ag Water Alliance

The Nature Conservancy

Colorado Association of Conservation Districts

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association

American Rivers

Trout Unlimited

Colorado Department of Agriculture

Wilson Water Group

Colorado Corn Administrative Committee

Colorado Pork Producers Council

Colorado Potato Administrative Committee

Grand Valley Water Users

Colorado River District

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

Colorado Farm Bureau

Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

Colorado Master Irrigator

Project Partners