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Interrelated Water Management Program Fund

The Interrelated Water Management Plan Program (IWMPP) was created in 2006 with the passage of LB 1226 Section 20. This grant program is intended to facilitate the duties of Natural Resource Districts arising under the Nebraska Ground Water Management and Protection Act, and to help offset costs incurred in performing those duties. LB 1226A included appropriations of $2.5 million in both FY 2007 and FY 2008.

This program fund is administered by the Natural Resources Commission and the Department of Natural Resources upon recommendations of the Natural Resources Commission. Funds appropriated for the program are allocated by the Commission based on guidelines developed by the Commission. Grant requests shall be made to the Department of Natural Resources. Amounts requested and approved by the Commission must be supported by a minimum local revenue match comprising twenty percent (20%) of the total project cost.

On July 13, 2006, the Commission adopted the guidelines referenced below for allocating the funds and evaluating applications. A form to apply for these funds is also referenced below.