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2011 Agricultural Water Enhancement Program

The Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) is a special opportunity for conservation partner groups under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Financial assistance will be set aside nationally for approved AWEP proposals from partners groups and organizations that propose water conservation or water quality improvements on agricultural lands. Once the Chief of NRCS approves a partner’s proposal and announces selection, the agricultural producers within the project area may submit an EQIP application for the AWEP funding directly to their local NRCS office. A primary intent of AWEP is to leverage other non-Federal resources along with NRCS program resources to achieve program objectives. While partners are not required to provide financial or technical resources towards a project (match), proposals that include or offer partner provided resources will be given higher priority consideration in the evaluation process.

Application Deadlines

The application period for 2011 has ended.

2011 Funded Projects

Montana received additional funding to support the 2010 approved AWEP proposal for the Lower Yellowstone On-farm Water Conservation Measures.

Lower Yellowstone On-farm Water Conservation Measures

Prior Year AWEP (Archives)

For More Information

National NRCS AWEP Web page

For more information and updates about AWEP, also please refer to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Web site or contact one of the Montana NRCS personnel listed below.


Kris Berg, Program Specialist
Phone: 406-587-6849
Email: Kris.Berg

Tim Ouellette, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Phone: 406-587-6794
Email: Tim.Ouellette