Privately Owned and Non-Profit Ditch Company Grants


This program provides assistance to private and non-profit ditch companies, as well as watershed coalitions, for ditch repairs and implementation of resilience measures. These services are vital to the economic recovery effort of agricultural businesses because of the dependence on ditch-delivered water in the semi-arid farming environment of Colorado, the economic impacts from damaged ditches are passed down to the low- and moderate-income farming demographic.

Program Participants

Program participants include ditch companies and Watershed Coalitions that are located in federally‐declared disaster areas from 2012 – 2013.

Disaster Declared


Counties Affected

2013 Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides

Sept. 2013

Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Crowley, Denver, El Paso, Fremont, Gilpin, Jefferson, Lake, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld

Black Forest Wildfire

Summer 2013

El Paso

Royal Gorge Wildfire

Summer 2013


High Park and Waldo Canyon Wildfires

Summer 2012

El Paso, Larimer, Teller


Applications Closed

Staff is currently working with those eligible applicants who applied and were awarded funds, to reimburse them for disaster-related expenses.

Program Guidelines

Watershed & Ditch Guidelines Version 4.0

Program Summary

Watershed Resilience Summary

Contact for Program

Will Cundiff, Grants Financial Administrator