The Dare Soil and Water Conservation District is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for public and private landowners interested in implementing best management practices (BMPs) to decrease stormwater runoff and protect water quality. The Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP) is a voluntary, incentive-based program designed to improve water quality through the installation of various best management practices on urban, suburban and rural lands not directly involved with agriculture production. BMPs include options such as cisterns, rain gardens, permeable pavement, grassed swales, structural conveyance and shoreline protection practices. Stormwater runoff is the #1 pollutant of our coastal waters. Interested landowners may apply to their local soil and water conservation district for financial and technical assistance for the installation of BMPs to protect water quality. Applications are ranked based on local water quality priorities and impaired water bodies. This program addresses stormwater runoff and is not directly intended to improve drainage concerns. Landowners may receive financial assistance of up to 75 percent of the pre-established average cost of the BMP.
DEADLINE for applications: August 19th COB 5:00pm
Find more information and application: http://www.darenc.com/departments/soil-and-water http://www.ncagr.gov/SWC/costshareprograms/CCAP/index.html
For application assistance or questions, please contact Ann Daisey at the Dare Soil and Water Conservation District office 252-475-5628.