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Central Muscatatuck Watershed Cost-Share Program

A new cost-share program is now available to landowners in the Central Muscatatuck Watershed which consists of approximately 164,196 acres in portions of Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ripley, and Scott counties. 

How the 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, as known as Best Management Practices (BMPs) within the watershed.

The cost-share program will pay up to 60 percent 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 are required to meet Natural Resources Conservation Service design specifications and installation recommendations and must have a conservation plan developed for their operation.

How to Apply:

Eligibility: Anyone who tends (crop or livestock) in the priority areas of the Central Muscatatuck Watershed and is interested in encompassing conservation practices into his or her operation.


All interested parties must submit an application. Applications are available by contacting Steve Franklin at (812) 689-6410 ext. 3 or via email


All practices must be installed and invoices received within one year of application approval. The cost-share program ends April 1, 2021.


All applications will be ranked based on proximity to a waterbody and potential for reducing sediment, E. coli, and nutrient pollution.

Best Management Practices Available for Cost-Share Funds

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1981 S. Industrial Park Rd. Suite 2

Versailles, IN 47042


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