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Erosion and Water Management Program (State Cost-Share)

Erosion and Water Management Program (State Cost-Share)

The purpose of this program is to provide grants to Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) so they can help local landowners or land occupiers offset the costs of installing conservation practices that protect and improve water quality by controlling soil erosion and reducing sedimentation. Through the State Cost-Share Program, landowners or occupiers can request financial and technical assistance from their local SWCD to implement state-approved conservation practices. The program, which was originally approved by the Minnesota Legislature in 1977, provides up to 75 percent of the total eligible costs of a practice. Conservation practices range from water & sediment control basins, field windbreaks, unused well sealing, manure pit closures, shoreline & stream bank restorations.

For more information, please contact your local SWCD office.