Cost Share Programs

Rural Cost Share Services

Livestock Exclusion Fencing

Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District provides agriculture program assistance to farms and/or rural landowners through an annual allocation of funds from the state of NC for several cost-share program. Funds for program year 2018 began on July 1, 2017.

Reimbursement for most conservation practices through these cost share programs is 75 percent of predetermined average costs.

Due to limited funds, interested persons should contact the Conservation District as soon as possible so their applications can be ranked for possible funding.

Agriculture Cost Share Program (ACSP)

Overview: ACSP for non-point source pollution control funds are available to landowners and operators to install conservation practices such as livestock exclusion from waterways, animal waste management systems, livestock watering systems and cropland conversion to grass or trees.

FY19 amount is $44,757 in agricultural cost share funds. The district also received $11,417 in Impaired and Impacted Stream funds that can be used on selected watersheds.

Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program (AgWRAP)

Overview: AgWRAP projects intend to increase water storage capacity on farms.

FY19 amount is $9,436. The NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation also has a regional application with batching periods in September and January for larger agriculture water quantity projects.

Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP)

Overview: Projects related to storm water runoff control and well closures.

This is now a regional application. The application is due September 30, 2019.

Federal funds are also available for agricultural producers to plan and implement conservation practices that improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related natural resources through a cost-share program called Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Call 704-788-2107 for more information.

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