Cost- share Programs

Special funding for the Silver Creek Watershed has been extended through 2020!  

Additional Options 

Low Interest Loan Program

The Iowa Water Quality Loan Fund is a source of low-cost financing available to landowners for eligible practices.  Loans may range from $5000up to $500,000 per borrower with terms up to 15 years.  You can fund up to 100% of the actual costs at an interest for the life of the loan through your local lender. The practice must meet NRCS specifications.

Iowa Financial Incentive Program

The Iowa Financial Incentive Program (IFIP) is a state funded cost share program available through the local Soil and Water Conservation District Office.  IFIP provides cost share for applying conservation practices that have a positive impact on the environment.

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that helps agricultural producers in a manner that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP, agricultural producers receive financial and technical assistance to implement structural and management conservation practices that optimize environmental benefits on working agricultural land.

Conservation Stewardship Program

Through CSP, NRCS will provide financial and technical assistance to eligible producers to conserve and enhance soil, water, air, and related natural resources on their land.  Eligible lands include cropland, grassland, prairie land, improved pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private forest lands, agricultural land under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe, and other private agricultural land (including cropped woodland, marshes, and agricultural land used for the production of livestock) on which resource concerns related to agricultural production could be addressed. Participation in this program is voluntary.