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Cost share program

More than $200,000 in cost share funding is available for eligible conservation practice implementation within the Deer Creek-Sugar Creek Watershed. Landowners in watershed critical areas are eligible to apply for cost share funding to implement best management practices which will reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment and pathogen in runoff. 

Approved applicants will receive up to 75% of the installation cost. Practices will be installed according to NRCS standards and must be approved by the Deer Creek-Sugar Creek Technical Review Committee, which includes local District Conservationist as well as IN State Department of Agriculture, Purdue Extension and Soil and Water Conservation District staff. Practices installed in advance of submitting an application, receiving approval and signing a project contract are not eligible for cost share funds. All funds are provided on a reimbursement basis.

Critical Areas Map - To be eligible for cost share funding, your proposed project area must be located 50% or more within the watershed critical areas boundaries. 

Eligible Practices List

Cost Share Application

Sample Contract