How the Cost-Share Program Works:
The Central Muscatatuck Watershed (CMW) voluntary cost-share program is intended to provide landowners with financial and technical assistance to install conservation practices, also known as Best Management Practices (BMP) within the watershed.
The cost-share program will pay up to 60% of the total cost with a $25,000 cap per participant. Reimbursement will follow the installation and approval of the project(s) that landowners install. BMPs have to meet Natural Resources Conservation Service design specifications and installation recommendations and must have a conservation plan developed for their operation. Eligible practices include cover crops, fencing, alternative watering systems, pasture seeding, and more.
How to Apply:
Eligibility: Anyone who tends crop or livestock in the Central Muscatatuck Watershed and is interested in encompassing conservation practices into his or her operation.
Application: All interested parties must submit an application. Applications are available at the Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D office in Versailles or online HERE. Applications can be hand delivered, mailed, faxed or email to the following location:
Central Muscatatuck Watershed
Attn: Steve Franklin
1981 S. Industrial Park Rd., Ste. 1
PO Box 407
Versailles, IN 47042
Deadline: The cost-share program ends on August 1, 2017. All practices must be installed and invoices received by that time.
Qualifying: All applications wil be ranked based on proximity to a body of water and potential for reducing sediment, E. Coli and nutrient pollution.