Here you can find some opportunities to get some funds for projects that improve our stormwater. If your property is located in the Dry Run Creek Watershed, you may be eligible to get a refund for up to 75% of the cost of installing a stormwater management practice (native gardens, rain gardens, permeable driveways, wetlands, etc.). To learn more about this opportunity see this brochure. The following opportunities are available to anyone, independently if their property is in the Dry Run Creek Watershed, or not. To see if your property is in the watershed, please consult this map or call (319) 268-5511.
Financial assistance is available for conservation and best management practices (BMPs):
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