URGENT ACTION NEEDED – Madera Irrigation District in Partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service Announces $2.4 Million Available For District Landowners

Madera Irrigation District (MID or District) is excited to announce another amazing opportunity available only to its landowners. MID has partnered with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and successfully secured another $2.4 million in funding for MID landowners for on-farm practices that aid in conserving water.  This funding is part of the WaterSMART Initiative funding that is a collaborative effort between the NRCS, Department of Interior, and local agencies.

This upcoming funding is in addition to the $1.5 million MID landowners received last year through this program.  Over the course of a couple years, this will equate to almost $4 million going directly to MID landowners for water and conservation related projects, all due to the successful partnerships between agencies.

Madera Irrigation District is one of the priority areas selected in the Western United States for this funding. 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.

MID continues to be committed to making real opportunities available to its landowners that support the sustainability and viability of irrigated agriculture in District. MID encourages all District landowners who are interested to contact the NRCS and take advantage of this great opportunity.

The application period closes on November 3, 3023 so urgent action is needed. Applications and information are available 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.

For more details on this program, please see the NRCS Flyer.