The 2020 - 2021 Cost-Share Assistance Application

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The 2020 - 2021 Guidelines & Eligible Practices are below.


Eligible Practices
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2020-2021 Cost-Share Program 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.


County Tax Bill: All applicants must provide a copy of their current COUNTY TAX BILL and submit with their application. (Do not submit the County Valuation Notice).

County Tax Bill copies can be obtained through your county assessor’s office.


Applications: Applications will be accepted from April 15, 2020 – May 30, 2020


Application Review: Each application will be reviewed and ranked based on conservation merit and benefit to natural resources, and estimated project costs. 


Applicant Notification: All applications received will be ranked by June 12th.  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.


Reimbursement Payments:

  • Payment will be made on 75% of the actual cost of the project.
  • The maximum reimbursement payment for a project 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 the practice applied for, planned, and completed within the contract time frame (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) are reimbursable.
  • All original receipts must be submitted at check-out for reimbursement.
  • Reimbursement will not be made for the purchase of tools or equipment.


Categories for applications:

Urban/Rural/Non-Ag:  1 lot – 639 acres

Farm/Ranch:  Determined by the FSA Farm and Tract number or IRS Schedule F

Community:  Senior Citizens Center, Parks, Schools, Churches etc.


Eligible Practices Include:  *Only one practice may be applied for.


All Categories:

Brush Management


Forest Stand Improvement

Noxious Weed Management

Rainwater Harvesting

Windbreak with Drip Irrigation

*Other practices may be eligible


Farm/Ranch Category Only

Cross Fencing

Critical Area Planting

Irrigation Water Management

Irrigation Pipeline

Livestock Pipeline & Watering Facility

Range Planting

Watering Facility


Rainwater Harvesting Applications on New Construction or Where Mandated by the County



  1. To apply for cost-share assistance, the Landowner must complete the attached application: a.) apply for one conservation practice, b.) describe the natural resource concern and why you are applying for assistance and, c.) detail how the practice applied for will address this natural resource concern.
  1. All paperwork submitted must contain the signature of each applicant as listed on application.
  1. Incomplete applications will not be processed and shall be denied.
  1. A copy of the applicant’s current county tax bill must be submitted with their application.
  1. All practices must meet Edgewood SWCD and/or NRCS standards and specifications.
  1. Every Applicant will be notified in writing of the status of their application by June 22, 2020.
  1. Any costs incurred, work started, or contracts signed prior to July 1st are not eligible for reimbursement.
  1. 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.
  1. Scheduling for On-site Planning by District staff will begin after July 1, 2020.
  1. Project work can only begin after the District and the Participant sign the Project Agreement.
  1. Edgewood SWCD is not responsible for arrangements/quotes/contracts between the cost-share participants and contractors.
  1. Projects must be completed within the fiscal year (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021). Final on-site checkout deadline is Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
  1. No project extensions are allowed. Projects must be completed within the district’s fiscal year.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Participants must provide the original expense receipts and attach to their completed Reimbursement Form at time of project checkout.
  1. Only one payment will made to the name(s) of the Participant(s) as listed on their application. The payment will be mailed to the Participant(s) within 30 days after inspection.
  1. Spot checks of the practice will be performed to ensure compliance.






East Mountain Residents,


We have been experiencing persistent smoke in our area due to  the fires on the West Coast.

There are several websites and phone apps available for you.


The air quality index is a good place to monitor the air and how the smoke is impacting it. On your smart phone, or wherever you get your apps, search for the app called 'Weather'. It is a blue icon with the sun partially covered by a cloud. Load this app, then type in your location. In the lower left corner of the location you are in, click on the 'The Weather Channel' symbol. Now you can scroll down to where the air quality index number is located. Then, go to this site: air quality index charts. Using the number that the weather app gives you, this will allow you learn what the activity advice is for that level and what you can safely proceed with, healthwise.

Always make yourself familiar with the various sources of information concerning conditions in our area. Local news sources are reporting the wildfire activity in our area and across the Western US. Stay informed, remain vigilant, be prepared!
Thank you for your cooperation and support.



Fire & Emergency Management 

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Board Meeting


October 1, 2020

10:00 AM

via teleconference

Dial-in Number:


October 1, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda
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