Pioneer Canal and Laramie River by Tony Bergantino


6920 Yellowtail Road
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Telephone: (307) 777-7626 Fax: (307) 777-6819

Funding for projects is based on WWDC recommendations and is appropriated by the legislature from the Water Development Accounts. Legislative authorization is required before the WWDC can begin project work. Applications for Level all III construction projects new to the Water Development Program must be submitted no later than September 1st. It is helpful if the applications are received prior to the deadline.

In order to receive consideration for Level III construction funding, the project sponsor must be an entity of local government with taxing and/or assessment authority. Private corporations and individuals are not eligible for assistance. Note: If you are seeking Level III funding for a project new to the Program, you must provide a feasibility study with detailed cost estimates prepared by a professional engineer registered in the State of Wyoming.


  • The person signing the application must have authority to commit the entity to a binding contract.
  • A notarized copy of a resolution supporting this application passed by the board or other governing body of the entity must be provided.
  • For new projects, a single check for the combined total of the $1,000.00 application fee and the reimbursement fee of (9,000 irrigated acres or less: $1,000.00; 9,001 to 20,000 irrigated acres: $2,000.00; or 20,001 or more irrigated acres: $3,000.00 whichever applies to the Sponsor) must accompany the application or be sent to the office if using an online application. If the application is denied, 75% of the application fee and 100% of the reimbursement fee will be refunded to the applicant. Projects advancing from Water Development Program studies, which were completed within the last 5 years, are exempt from both the application and reimbursement fees.
  • A project area map (8.5" x 11" preferred) showing the district boundaries, project location and features should be provided. Include any reports or other supporting information available.
  • Written verification from any municipality, county, joint powers board, irrigation district, or special district that is impacted by the project that they understand and accept those impacts.
  • Include a copy of your bylaws and the document which created your entity.
  • The district must include a minimum of 1000 irrigated acres.





*The best time to reach the contact person is from to o'clock on days of the week.

If the application was prepared by someone other than the contact person, please provide:

(Name)                     (Phone Number)          (Email)


The purpose of this section is to gather information necessary for the development of the financing plan for the Level III construction project. Answer all questions as completely and accurately as possible. If you need help, please call the Water Development Office at 307-777-7626.

A. REQUESTED FINANCING PLAN Provide the following specifics regarding the financing plan you are seeking. Contact the WWDO for questions regarding specifics relating to existing Program criteria.

1. Provide a brief statement describing the project for which you are seeking funding, including the reasons the project is needed. Describe the current situation with your water supply that will be improved by the project. (Attach additional information if you wish):

5. If you are planning to obtain alternate loans or additional grants from other agencies to supplement your request from the WWDC, please describe your financing plans and the schedule for the acquisition of the funds:

7. Please describe your financing plans and the schedule for the acquisition of the costs not eligible for WWDC funding
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