To control erosion, we are working with NRCS through its Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. To assist residents, FLTF is the local sponsor for the NRCS EWP program and needs to secure funds to stabilize erosion. The EWP program provides a 75% match of funds and the local sponsor (FLTF) must secure the remaining 25%. The local share that FLTF must contribute to the EWP program is approximately $2.1 million. Providing the 25% match to NRCS is a significant priority to assure that we receive funding.
We submitted 280 properties to NRCS engineers who are completing field reviews of each location and determining if the locations are eligible for the EWP program. NRCS still has to review 195 properties.