Cost-Share Assistance Program is Closed!
The 2020 Cost-Share Assistance Application Coming Soon!
See last year's Guidelines & Eligible Practices below.
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
2019-2020 Cost Share Guidelines
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 8, 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 6th. 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
Farm / Ranch: Determined
by the Farm Service Agency specifications (Schedule F)
Citizens Center, Parks, Schools, Churches etc.
- Payment will be made on 75% of the actual cost of the
- The maximum reimbursement payment for all projects is $4500.
- The reimbursement check will be issued to the name(s) as listed on their
- The Participant is responsible for the up-front project costs.
- Only practices applied for, planned, and completed within the contract time-frame which
- (July 1,
2019 – June 30, 2020) are reimbursable.
- 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 processed.
- Applications and program paperwork must have all the signatures of
applicants as listed when submitted.
- 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,
- Project work can begin after the District and the Participant sign the
- 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 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 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 compliance.