The CAP program was created to financially support producers with water development projects and environmental programming related to agriculture. The two main programs are the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) and the Farm Stewardship Program (FSP).


The Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program provides rebates up to 50% (maximum of $50,000) to develop secure and sustainable agricultural water sources, such as wells, dugouts and pipelines. The program also supports rural well decommissioning which is funded up to 90% (maximum $10,000).

The Farm Stewardship Program provides producers financial assistance to implement beneficial management practices (BMPs) in three priority areas- water, climate change, and biodiversity. Each BMP has their own funding limits and eligibility requirements, however most of them cover up to 50%, to a maximum of $10,000.


Please note that projects that fall under the Farm Stewardship Program are Pre-Approvals.

The Farm Stewardship Program beneficial management practices are as follows:

  • Permanent Tame Forage
  • Permanent Native Forage
  • Native Rangeland Grazing Management
  • Riparian Grazing Management
  • Livestock Stewardship
  • Invasive Plant Biocontrol and Targeted Grazing
  • Drainage Stewardship
  • Environmental Solutions

For all Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program and Farm Stewardship Program questions and inquiries, please contact WUQWATR’s Agri-Environmental Program Coordinator, Sarah Tranberg, at [email protected] or (306)-529-5125.


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