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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. View the map of the current Delaware WRAPS priority areas and information on current BMPs eligible for funding provided in the BMP Information section below. Also, for nutrient management practices, see the nutrient management cost share policy factsheet and application form located in the BMP Information section. For information on cover crops and other soil health practices, see the Cover Crops/Soil Health Factsheets and Application Forms section.

Applications for funding are evaluated based on estimated pollutant load reductions resulting from practice implementation and estimated project costs. The following requirements also apply:

  • Proposed projects are located within an applicable designated priority area of the watershed.
  • Practices are installed and maintained according to USDA-NRCS standards & 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 within limits established by the Delaware WRAPS Stakeholder Leadership Team.

How to apply - To apply for funding, print out the applicable application form indicated below, 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


  • Applications are reviewed and funding decisions 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).

2019 Cover Crops/Soil Health Factsheets and Application Forms
New! 2019 Cover Crops-Prevented Planting Initiative (July 16, 2019 Application Deadline):

Updated! 2019 Soil Health/Cover Crop Program (See Factsheet for Application Deadlines):

*2019 Cover Crop/Soil Health Priority Area Map: UpdatedCC_PriorityAreas_June2019.pdf
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Reference Documents:
*Midwest Cover Crop Council:
*NRCS Cover Crop Termination Guidelines, June 2019: NRCS_CoverCropTerminationGuidelines_June2019.pdf
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*Aerial Seeding Cover Crops, KS-NRCS, 2017: AerialSeedingCoverCrops_KS-NRCS.pdf
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*SARE Managing Cover Crop Profitably: ManagingCoverCropsProfitably.pdf
5.6 MB

BMP Program Information
*Priority Area Map (contact the Delaware WRAPS Office for detailed location information): DelawareWRAPS_UpdatedPriorityAreas.pdf
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*Nutrient Management Application Form: WRAPS-NutrientMgmtApplication_SFY2020_fnl.pdf
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