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Cost Share

The Delaware River WRAPS offers cost share funds for a variety of Best Management Practices (BMPs) that reduce pollutant loading to streams and protect water quality, such as:
  1. Livestock practices that reduce nutrient and bacterial pollution from livestock operations. Examples: vegetative filter strips, relocation of feeding pens or sites, off-stream watering systems, riparian fencing and rotational grazing
  2. Cropland practices that reduce sediment and nutrient pollution from crop fields. Examples: riparian forest buffers and other permanent vegetative practices, water and sediment control basins, grassed waterways, terraces and planting cover crops
  3. Gully erosion control practices that reduce sediment pollution from eroding gullies in or near the riparian zone of watershed streams. Examples: sediment basins or other grade stabilization structures
  4. Streambank stabilization practices that reduce sediment loading from eroding stream banks

Priority areas for WRAPS funding have been designated within the Delaware River watershed for cropland, streambank stabilization, livestock and gully erosion practices. Click the links at the bottom of this page to view maps of the Delaware WRAPS priority areas. For information on the current BMPs eligible for funding within designated priority areas and associated cost share rates, see the BMP list provided below. For information on funding for cover crop establishment, see the Cover Crop Fact Sheet and Cover Crop Priority Areas Map provided below. Applications for cost share funding are prioritized based on estimated reductions in pollutant loading that will result from the BMP and estimated project costs. Grid soil sampling with variable rate nutrient application and subsurface placement of phosphorus fertilizer have been added as eligible cost share practices for the current program year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019). See the nutrient management cost share policy fact sheet and the nutrient management application form at the bottom of this page.   

All applications must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Proposed projects are located within a designated priority area of the watershed.
  • All practices must be built or installed according to USDA-NRCS standards and specifications or other accepted standards and guidelines as determined by the Delaware WRAPS Stakeholder Leadership Team.
  • Cost share payments are made based on a percentage of actual project costs and within limits established by the Delaware WRAPS Stakeholder Leadership Team.

How to apply:
 

  • To apply for BMP cost share funding, print out the WRAPS BMP application form below (note: for cover crop funding, use the Cover Crop application form and for nutrient management funding, use the Nutrient Management application form), fill in the required information and mail or email to:

                            Delaware River WRAPS
                            c/o Glacial Hills RC&D
                            P.O. Box 130
                            Wetmore, KS 66550

                            Email: watershed@delawarewraps.com 

  • Funding decisions are made by a Stakeholder Leadership Team, which meets every 6-8 weeks.
  • For questions or assistance with the application process, contact the Delaware River WRAPS Coordinator (see contact page).