Neighborhoods/Farms Expect to Receive Cost Share Program Assistance

​Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District has requested an annual allocation of

funds from the State of North Carolina for two cost share programs that benefit

rural, suburban and urban landowners: the Agriculture Cost Share Program and the

Community Conservation Assistance Program. Funds are for Program Year 2012

that began on July 1, 2011.

 

Agriculture Cost Share Assistance Program for Non–point Source Pollution Control

funds are available to landowners and operators to install conservation practices

such as livestock exclusion from waterways, animal waste management systems,

livestock watering systems, and cropland conversion to grass or trees. The

Conservation District requested approximately $73,000 in agricultural cost-share

funds.

 

The Conservation District also requested a Community Conservation Assistance

Program allocation of $25,000 from the state for stormwater runoff pollution

control from residential, suburban and urban activities. These funds are available to

assist homeowners, business owners, churches, schools, county and municipal

governments, and other community organizations with installation of conservation

practices including rainwater cisterns, stabilization of eroding areas, and creation of

stormwater wetlands.

 

Reimbursement for most conservation practices through both cost share programs

is 75 percent of predetermined average costs. Due to limited funds, interested

persons should contact the Conservation District as soon as possible so that their

applications can be ranked for possible funding.

 

To learn more about these programs or to apply for funds, visit the Conservation

District website at www.cabarruscounty.us/conservation or call the office at 704-

920-3300.