Financial Assistance

Updated 1/31/2024

High Hazard Potential Dam Financial Assistance Project

DOC announces High Hazard Potential Dam financial assistance project!

$3 million is now available for cost-share assistance to owners or sponsors of eligible high hazard potential structures, as follows:

  • The maximum allowable financial assistance will be capped at $500,000 per structure.
  • Financial assistance awarded will be provided at a maximum of 80% of the total rehabilitation cost which may include both construction & engineering fees.
  • Financial assistance for engineering fees will be capped at 20% of the total rehabilitation cost.

The application period begins February 1. Due to the special nature of the legislative authorization, the timeline for receiving applications with designs and permits in place for subsequent evaluation, ranking and approval is very compressed. We expect to provide funding agreements to selected projects by May 31 and encourage interested owners to consider submitting application materials by April 15.

Please contact at 785-307-9161 for questions and cost-share application assistance.

Questions regarding permits and design requirements can be directed to at 785-207-2117.

High Hazard Potential Dam Initiative Forms

Cost-Share Application Form - High Hazard Potential Dam Initiative

Cost-Share Funding Process - High Hazard Potential Dam Initiative

Construction Progress Report - High Hazard Potential Dam Initiative

Structure Condition Report Worksheet - High Hazard Potential Dam Initiative

Request for Payment - High Hazard Dam Potential Initiative

Kansas Cost-Share Programs

Conservation practices benefit all Kansans by providing cleaner water, more productive crop and grazing lands, and improved wildlife habitat. The Division of Conservation (DOC), Kansas Department of Agriculture administers four voluntary cost-share programs, the Water Resources Cost-Share Program, the Non-Point Source Pollution Control Program, Riparian and Wetland Protection Program and the Sediment & Nutrient Reduction Initiative. These programs provide financial assistance to eligible landowners for conservation practices that reduce soil erosion, improve water quality and/or conserve water.

All of the DOC programs are reviewed by the State Conservation Commission (SCC) Board of Commissioners consisting of five elected and four appointed members. The Kansas Water Authority annually develops the Kansas Water Plan, which provides recommendations to the Kansas Legislature in determining appropriations and priorities. Most of the DOC programs are funded through the Kansas Water Plans dedicated sources of funding. It is by this funding source the DOC, through conservation districts, has financial assistance available for Kansas landowners to apply conservation practices.

Click here to view Questions & Answers Regarding Financial Assistance.

Program funds are allocated to each conservation district on July 1, which is the beginning of the state fiscal year. Additional financial assistance funds are allocated to address water quality impairments identified in river segments and lakes through the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) process. The TMDLs set the maximum amount of pollution that a specific water body can receive without violating the surface water quality standards. Click here for more information on TMDLs in Kansas.

  • Local Program Administration

  • Contract

  • Application for Cost-Share

  • Payment

  • NPS and WR Cost-Share Program Project Types

Please contact your Conservation District for program availability or to see how you can get more involved in conserving soil and water for future generations.

Conservation Practices

  • Cropland

  • Home / Farmstead

  • Irrigation

  • Pasture and Hayland

  • Stream / Riparian

Statutes & Regulations