Remaining emergency drought funds to be spent in Oklahoma


The Oklahoma Farm Report, our sister website reported this week the Emergency Drought Commission in Oklahoma issued a directive regarding $5 million in unspent and unused funding.
The Commission issued the order to direct all remaining funding to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission so it can distribute the funds through the existing Emergency Drought Cost-Share program. That means the Conservation Commission will disperse
the funds to conservation districts based on the number of unfunded applications in each local district.
“There was 4.5 million remaining in the drought fund, so we are going to allocate that out to conservation districts really based on the number of open applications that they had,” said Trey Lam, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission.