Conservation Funding Opportunities

Financial assistance is available for conservation and best management practices (BMPs):


REAP—Resource Enhancement and Protection
www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/REAP
Eligible BMPs: Bioretention, native landscaping, permeable pavement, rain gardens, filter strip wetlands

SRF—State Revolving Fund, offering low interest loans for environmental practices
www.iowasrf.com
Eligible BMPs: Wastewater treatment; sewer rehab; stormwater quality improvements; and non-point source projects for both public and private entities including farmers, landowners, watershed organizations, landfills and rural homeowners

EQIP—Environmental Quality Incentives Program
www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/financial/eqip
Eligible BMPs: Funds can help plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns and for opportunities to improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland

CRP—Conservation Reserve Program
www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/md/programs/?cid=nrcs144p2_025631
Eligible BMPs: Funds help landowners to convert highly erodible cropland and other environmentally sensitive areas to permanent cover, such as introduced or native grasses, trees, filter strips, riparian forest buffers, wetlands, and shallow water habitats