Applications for the precision irrigation cost-share program are reviewed by the Natural Resources Conservation Services based on criteria determined by the partners. A list of eligible practices and the payment schedule is available at the project website, Irrigation Partnerships to Protect Groundwater

The cost-share program first opened for applications May 2022. A summary of this round and future funding rounds can be found in the table below.


Application Period Total Applications Received Number of Applications Selected Total Funding Offered Average Funding Per Application Counties with Selected Applications
Round 1: 
May 5-June 17, 2022
56 16 $891,252 $55,700 Becker, Benton, Dakota, Kandiyohi, Morrison, Otter Tail, Sherburne, Stearns, Wadena
Project area map for the Irrigation RCPP cost share program. Counties included: Becker, Hubbard, Cass, Otter Tail, Wadena, Grant, Douglas, Todd, Morrison, a northern portion of Mille Lacs, Stevens, Pope, Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Swift, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Washington, and Dakota. Counties with projects funded in Round 1: Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena, Morrison, Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Kandiyohi, and Dakota.