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News Release:  IRRIGATION DITCH PLANNING GRANTS AVAILABLE. The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) has provided funding to help ditch companies do preliminary studies useful for applying for a salinity control grant. The salinity control grant is available from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and provides substantial funds to improve ditch infrastructure. The CWCB funding is for feasibility studies that support the USBR grant application.

Under the terms of the CWCB funding agreement, feasibility studies must be done by an engineer licensed in the State of Colorado. Awardees of the CWCB funding will be reimbursed a portion of the feasibility study’s cost upon submission of a written copy of the feasibility study. The CWCB funding will be overseen by the Delta Conservation District. To obtain an application for the CWCB funds or to ask questions contact Suzie Bilberry, Delta Conservation District Manager via deltaconservationd@gmail.com or call 970-399-8194. Applications for feasibility study funding are due January 21, 2022.

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