Cost-Share Program

The State Water Commission has adopted a policy to support local sponsors in development of sustainable water-related projects in North Dakota. The policy reflects the agency’s cost-share priorities and provides the basic requirements for all projects considered for prioritization during the agency’s budgeting process. Projects and studies that receive cost-share funding from the agency’s appropriated funds are consistent with the public interest. The State Water Commission values and relies on local sponsors and their participation to assure on-the-ground support for projects and prudent expenditure of funding for evaluations and project construction. It is the policy of the State Water Commission that only the items described in the policy are eligible for cost-share upon approval by the State Water Commission, unless specifically authorized by State Water Commission action.

Cost-Share Policy, Procedure, and General Requirements


Applying For Cost-Share

An application for cost-share is required in all cases and must be submitted by the local sponsor on the State Water Commission Cost-Share Application Form. Applications for cost-share are accepted at any time. Applications received less that 30 days before a State Water Commission meeting will not be considered at that meeting and will be held for consideration at a future meeting. The application form is maintained and updated by the Chief Engineer and must include the following:

  • Category of cost-share activity
  • Location of the proposed project or study
  • Description, purpose, goal, objective, narrative of the proposed activities
  • Delineation of costs
  • Potential federal, other state, or other North Dakota state entity participation
  • Engineering plans, if applicable
  • Status of required permitting
  • Potential territorial service area conflicts or service area agreements, if applicable
  • Sustainable operation, maintenance, and replacement plan for projects
  • Additional information as deemed appropriate by the Chief Engineer

State Water Commission Cost-Share Application Form


Alternative Funding Sources

The following inventory document contains information about a variety of funding programs offered by various entities for flood-related, general water management, and water supply projects. This document is intended as a resource for local sponsors whose projects do not qualify for funding from the North Dakota State Water Commission, or for those seeking additional funding partners.

Alternative Sources of Funding Publication


Information

For more information on the Cost-Share Program, please contact the Water Development Division at (701) 328-4862, or e-mail.