Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Funding Amount$300,000,000.00
Bureau Name Natural Resources Conservation Service
Funding Mechanism Technical and Financial Assistance
New? No
Funding Mechanism Technical and Financial Assistance

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability Available until expended
Recipients Local sponsors representing owners, managers, and users of public, private, or Tribal lands are eligible for Emergency Watershed Protection Assistance if their watershed area has been damaged by a natural disaster.
Program Description Provides for design and construction of measures to help repair damages from a recent disaster to safeguard life and property.
Eligible Uses Reduce threats to life or property by repairing severe soil erosion and impairments or restoring the hydraulic capacity to the natural environment in an economically/environmentally defensible & technically sound manner. link
Statutory Location Division J, Title I
Federal Cost Share Requirement Yes (25 percent non-Federal)