Diversion Infrastructure Improvement Project
In 2020, the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District launched the Diversion Infrastructure Improvement Project, a grant program that offers financial assistance for the installation of headgates and measuring devices at the point of diversion. The program is designed to simplify the grant application process in order to assist as many diverters as possible. The two tier system allows eligible applicants to receive a 50% reimbursement up to $5,000. Larger, more costly projects may qualify for more assistance through a partnership with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) or other entities. Please contact Holly Kirkpatrick for more information on the grant process.
Eligibility Requirements and Boundary Map
Funding is available for the installation of headgates and measuring devices within the UYWCD boundaries at the point of diversion. The Diversion Infrastructure Improvement Project does not currently fund projects that occur “down ditch” or below the point of diversion. Please see the boundary map.
Community Grant Funding
UYWCD has $75,000 allocated for Community Grant Funding in 2022. Projects in the following categories may be eligible:
- Infrastructure Improvements
- Water Supply Planning
- River Restoration
- Water Quality & Watershed Health
- Education & Outreach
For more information, please review the Community Grant Funding Project Guidelines and Application below.
Please contact Holly Kirkpatrick for a pre-application consultation prior to completing the application.