UPDATE TO: Madera Irrigation District Selected as a Priority Area, $1.5 Million Available for District Landowners

Madera Irrigation District (MID or District) has received updated information from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on the recent announcement of the WaterSMART Initiative funding of $1.5 million for MID landowners.  NRCS is accepting applications from MID landowners for this special funding NOW through April 3, 2023 (deadline).  Landowners in MID can apply for these funds through the NRCS for conservation practices such as irrigation water management, irrigation pipelines, structures for water control, pumps, micro irrigation systems, cover crops, and additional practices.

And more exciting news for MID landowners! The NRCS has also just announced that there will be additional Pilot Program funds available for recharge projects such as On-Farm Recharge, recharge basins, or other supporting practices.  The NRCS is accepting applications for the Pilot Program now and the deadline is also April 3, 2023.

Both programs are amazing opportunities for MID landowners, we encourage everyone who is interested to contact the NRCS and apply!

Applications for these funds will be taken at the Madera NRCS Field Office located at 425 N Gateway Dr. Suite K, Madera, CA 93637.  You can also contact the Madera NRCS at 559-363-4597.

You can view the previous Press Release here.

For more information on this funding, please visit:  https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/news/usda-unveils-strategic-approach-and-new-investments-for-addressing-water-supply-challenges-for