EDGEWOOD SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION
2018-2019 Cost Share
Eligible Applicants: Any person addressing a natural resource problem who owns land within the Edgewood Soil & Water Conservation District boundaries is eligible to apply for a
cost-share conservation project. Properties within city limits are not eligible.
Applications will be accepted from April 16, 2018 – May 25, 2018. Each application will be reviewed and ranked based on conservation merit and benefit to natural resources, and
estimated project costs. All applications received will be ranked by June 7th. Funding will be made to those who meet ranking criteria, until all funds are
allocated. Notification letters will be mailed to all applicants within 10 days of completed ranking.
within city limits are not eligible.
**All applicants must provide a copy of
their current COUNTY TAX BILL and submit with their application.
(Do not submit the County Valuation
County Tax Bill copies can be obtained through your
county assessor’s office.
Categories for applications:
Urban: 1 lot – 639 acres
Farm / Ranch: Determined by the Farm Service Agency
specifications (Schedule F)
Community: Senior Citizens Center, Parks, Schools,
- Payment will be made on 75% of the actual cost of the project.
- The maximum reimbursement payment for all projects is $4500.
- The reimbursement check will be issued to the name(s) as listed on their application.
- The Participant is responsible for the up-front project costs.
- Only practices applied for, planned, and completed within the contract time frame (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) are
- All original receipts must be submitted for reimbursement.
- Reimbursement will not be made for the purchase of tools or equipment.
Eligible Practices Include: Brush Management,
Critical Area Planting, Cross Fencing, Diversion, Forest Stand Improvement, Irrigation Water Management, Irrigation Pipeline, Livestock Pipeline and Watering Facility, Rainwater Harvesting, Range
Planting, Watering Facility, Windbreak with Drip Irrigation Systems. (Other practices may be eligible).
RAINWATER HARVESTING PROJECTS ON NEW CONSTRUCTION OR WHERE MANDATED BY THE
COUNTY WILL NOT BE APPROVED.
- Landowner must complete the attached cost share application identifying their natural resource concerns,
specific practices needed, and detailed conservation impacts. A copy of the applicant’s county tax bill must be submitted with their application. Incomplete applications will not be
- Applications and program paperwork must have all the signatures of applicants as listed when
- All practices must meet Edgewood SWCD and/or NRCS specifications.
- Every Applicant will be notified in writing of the status of their application by June 17th.
- Any costs incurred, work started, or contracts signed prior to July 1st
are not eligible for reimbursement.
- Each approved cost-share Participant will be provided project specifications, a project plan
and estimated cost from the District technician during their initial on-site planning.
- On-site scheduling by District staff will begin after July 1, 2018.
- Project work can begin after the District and the Participant sign the Project Agreement.
- Edgewood SWCD is not responsible for arrangements/quotes/contracts between Participants and
- Projects must be completed within the fiscal year (July 1st - June 30th). Final
on-site checkout deadline is Friday, June 28, 2019.
- No project extensions are allowed. Projects must be completed within the district’s fiscal
- A Participant may cancel their project and Project Agreement at any time. The Participant must notify
Edgewood SWCD to ensure cancellation is recorded and filed.
- If a Participant cancels or does not complete their project within the District’s fiscal year, the
Participant may reapply for cost-share assistance after 5 years. Incomplete or cancelled projects have ranking score implications during reapplication.
- A former cost-share Participant may apply for additional cost-share projects after 3 years from their
previous project completion date. Ranking scores are lessened for previous Participants.
- When the practice is 100% complete, contact Edgewood SWCD to schedule an on-site
inspection of the practice for approval and review the Participant’s receipts. District staff will then file the proper forms to reimburse the Participant. Incomplete or unsatisfactory projects are
- Participants must provide the original expense receipts and attach to their completed Reimbursement Form
at time of project checkout.
- Only one payment will made with the name(s) of the Participant as listed on the application. The payment
will be mailed to the Participant(s) within 30 days after inspection.
- Spot checks of the practice will be performed to ensure compliance.