NDAC, Section 89-11 provides the Department of Water Resources the ability to provide cost-share assistance to livestock producers with water supply shortages caused by drought.
Eligible livestock producers in all North Dakota counties may qualify for up to $4,500 in cost-share assistance, for up to three projects, on the following items:
- New water wells;
- New rural water system connections;
- New pipeline extensions, pasture taps, and associated works; and
- Labor, materials, and equipment rentals for work completed by the producer to develop new water supply projects.
Cost-share payments made through this program can be considered taxable income. Successful applicants will need to submit IRS Form W-9 upon completion of their projects before program reimbursement can be made.
The fillable/printable application form for the program is found here (SFN 17810).
This brochure provides a summary of the program.
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification here (W-9 Form).
The Administrative Code for the program can be found here.
A map of the qualifying counties can be found here.
A list of North Dakota certified water well contractors can be found here.
Information & Assistance
For more information on the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program, or help with the application process, please contact the Planning & Education Division.
(701) 328-4989 or e-mail