Natural Resources Districts are primarily financed with tax revenues. About half of the Lower Platte North NRD’s budget comes from a levy on local property taxes. By law, NRDs are limited to a maximum levy of 5.5 cents/$100 valuation. The NRD’s levy generally accounts for 1.5–2% of total local property taxes.
Other funding comes from state and federal grants, local partnerships, and outside sources such as the Nebraska Environmental Trust.