Cost Share & Incentive Program

The Scott Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Scott Watershed Management Organization (WMO) sponsor a joint cost share and incentive program (PDF) for water quality improvement projects. Nineteen different water quality practices are eligible. Scott county landowners, cities, townships, and others including associations and improvement districts can submit applications for projects and cost share funds. Applications are taken on a continuous basis.

Eligible Practices

The following practices are eligible for cost share assistance for 2012:
  • Abandoned Well Sealing
  • Critical Area Planting
  • Diversions
  • Feedlot Runoff Control
  • Grade Stabilization
  • Grassed Waterways
  • Gully Stabilization
  • Innovative Projects (municipalities)
  • Lakeshore Stabilization and Restoration
  • Manure Testing
  • Native Grass Plantings/Burnings
  • Rain Gardens
  • Riparian Forest Buffers
  • Rock Tile Inlets
  • Terraces
  • Water and Sediment Basins
The following practices are eligible for incentive payments:
  • BMPs Installed since inception
  • Grassed filter strips (harvestable and non-harvestable)
  • Native grass plantings
  • Prescribed burns
  • Wetland restoration (through the WREP program)