Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Renewable Resource Emergency Grants and Loans

DNRC has been granted authority to approve both grants and loans for emergency projects that, if delayed until legislative approval can be obtained, will cause substantial damages or legal liability to the entity seeking assistance. Typical types of projects have included dike failures, emergency dam repairs, and emergency repairs to municipal drinking water and wastewater system.

Maximum Award Amount

$30,000 for grants and loans are limited by the applicant’s bonded debt capacity.

Cost Matching


Eligible Applicants

Counties, incorporated cities and towns, conservation districts, irrigation districts, and water and sewer districts.

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