EDGEWOOD SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION
DISTRICT 2019 - 2020 Guidelines
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: Applications will be accepted from April 15, 2019 – May 24, 2019. 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.
Urban: 1 lot – 639 acres
Farm / Ranch: Determined by the Farm Service Agency specifications (Schedule F)
Community: Senior Citizens Center, Parks, Schools, Churches etc.
- Payment will be made on 75% of the actual cost of
- The maximum reimbursement payment for all projects is
- The reimbursement check will be issued to the name(s) as listed on
- The Participant is responsible for the up-front project
- Only practices applied for, planned, and completed within the
contract time frame (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) are reimbursable.
- All original receipts must be submitted for
- Reimbursement will not be made for the purchase of tools or
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 processed.
- Applications and program paperwork must have
all the signatures of applicants as listed when submitted.
- All practices must meet Edgewood SWCD and/or
- Every Applicant will be notified in writing of the status of their application by June
- 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, 2019.
- 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 contractors.
- Projects must be completed within the fiscal
year (July 1st - June 30th). Final on-site checkout deadline is Friday, June 26, 2020.
- No project extensions are allowed. Projects
must be completed within the district’s fiscal year.
- 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
- 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 not reimbursable.
- 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