Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program

NDAC, Section 89-11 provides the State Water Commission the ability to provide cost-share assistance to livestock producers with water supply shortages caused by drought.

Eligible livestock producers in drought proclamation 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,
  • Labor, materials, and equipment rentals for work completed by the producer to develop new water supply projects.

The following counties are eligible to receive cost-share assistance at this time: Adams, Benson, Billings, Bottineau, Bowman, Burke, Burleigh, Dickey, Divide, Dunn, Eddy, Emmons, Foster, Golden Valley, Grand Forks, Grant, Griggs, Hettinger, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Nelson, Oliver, Pierce, Ramsey, Ransom, Renville, Sargent, Sheridan, Sioux, Slope, Stark, Steele, Stutsman, Walsh, Ward, Wells, and Williams.

Supporting Documents

This brochure provides a summary of the program.

The application form for the program can be found here (SFN 17810).

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. (after clicking link, click on the "Query" button)

North Dakota Livestock Drought Resources


For more information on the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program, please contact Steve Best at (701) 328-4989, or e-mail.