319 Grant for the Lower Salamonie River Watershed
Cost-Share Program Information
Cost-Share Program Guidelines
Eligibility - All practices must be installed in a critical area of the Lower Salamonie River Watershed (Tier 1 or Tier 2).
To Apply – Application packets are available at your local NRCS and SWCD offices.
Ranking and Review - Cost Share applications will be ranked by the SWCD and Watershed Coordinator in cooperation with local NRCS and ISDA staff. A point system will be used for ranking. Site specific conditions or situations may impact the final ranking of a project
Permits for BMPs - Any required permits will be the responsibility of the property owner.
Maintaining BMPs - Cost-share recipient will be responsible for the operation and maintenance all BMPs. Most vegetative practices shall be maintained for 10 years, with the exception of cover crops which will be maintained for 1 year. Structural BMPs will be maintained for 10 years.
Deadlines – Applications will be taken continuously and ranked periodically until cost-share funds are depleted. Applications will be accepted starting August 21, 2015
Funding Caps – .For all projects, the maximum cost-share is 75% of actual cost or average costs, whichever is less. The only exceptions are comprehensive nutrient management plans and conservation plans which may be funded up to 90%. There is also a $5,000 cap on equipment modifications.
Notification and Reimbursement – Recipients will be notified by letter or email. Cost-Share funds are paid after installation of practices and all invoices have been received.
For more information about the grant you can contact the Watershed Coordinator or the SWCD Office at 260-356-6816 ext. 3.