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NRCS NY Announces Sign Up Extension for Whitesboro Residents

New York, November 12, 2020 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Announces Sign Up Extension for Emergency Funding to Restore Flood-Prone Lands in the Village of Whitesboro in Whitestown, New York.

USDA NRCS in New York is extending the application deadline for residents living in the delineated EWPP-FPE 2019 Halloween Storm project area, to December 11, 2020.

"The interest in this program has been so positive, we are excited to continue moving forward with this very important work serving the community in Whitesboro." Said Blake Glover, State Conservationist for NRCS New York. "By extending this deadline we want to ensure maximum participation by Village of Whitesboro residents who have been affected by the 2019 Halloween storm flooding event, especially connecting with the owners of some abandoned properties within the project area."

 

Project area residents interested in applying for the program may submit applications to NRCS by mail, email or drop-off at the town hall. Specific information regarding application submission can be found at the NRCS NY Website.  

All application resources can be found at the NRCS NY web site at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ny/programs/easements/?cid=nrcseprd1658015  or email nrcs@whitestown.net for more information.

 

Through the Floodplain Easement Component (FPE), eligible applicants voluntarily agree to sell a permanent conservation easement to the United States through NRCS and the remaining fee title to the Sponsor. Compensation is determined by an appraisal. These easements may occur on non agricultural lands with residences damaged by flooding and natural disasters. NRCS and the Town of Whitestown will work together to restore the easement to its natural floodplain condition.