2018-08-08 / Milestones

NC agriculture cost share funds available

The Person Soil and Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for financial assistance provided through the NC Division of Soil & Water Conservation Agriculture Cost-Share Program and Agriculture Water Resources Assistance Program.

Each program offers best management practices targeted to meet specific program goals.

Typically, 75 percent cost share assistance if provided to an applicant to install BMPs that address agricultural water resource issues while providing a benefit to all citizens in North Carolina.

ACSP funds are available to assist farmers and landowners with the design and installation of BMPs that help to control erosion and decrease the amount of sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, chemicals and other pollutants contaminating the surface and ground waters of the state. Common BMPs installed are are field borders, diversions, grassed waterways, livestock exclusion fending from perennial streams and more.

AgWRAP funds offer landowners and farm operators the opportunities to increase water use efficiency, availability and storage for agricultural purposes, and implement BMPs to conserve and protect water resources. These funds are allocated on a regional level with a limited amount available through the District.

District Cost-Share applications are accepted year round and approved based on priorities and criteria established at the state and district level while funding is available.

Technical advice concerning soil and water issues is available year round to all Person County citizens.

Anyone desiring additional information or wishing to apply for funds can call or visit the Person Soil and Water Conservation District Office Building at 304 S. Morgan St., Room 126, telephone number 336-599-0284, ext. 3.

Return to top