State Cost Share Program

The State Cost-Share Program was established in 1977 and is administered locally by the Wilkin Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). The State Cost-Share Program assists landowners financially with the installation of soil and water conservation practices that are designed for an effective life of not less than ten years and meet one of the following  practices which are eligible for cost share up to 75 percent.

  • Control nutrient runoff
  • Stabilize critical eroding areas
  • Divert runoff to protect and improve water quality
  • Reduce wind erosion
  • Control gully, rill, or sheet erosion
  • Protect shore land from erosion
  • Control storm water runoff
  • Protect surface water and groundwater quality
Practice eligible for cost share up to 50% of the total cost for projects.
  • Abandoned well sealing
The SWCD provides technical assistance to the agricultural landowner by:
  • Conducting a site investigation with the landowner
  • Working with the farmer to determine the best management practice (BMP) for the given situation
  • Surveying and designing the project
  • Producing a rough cost estimate
  • Providing the landowner with a designed plan for submission of bids
  • Performing a pre-construction conference with the contractor and landowner
  • Supervising construction
  • Certifying completion of the project
  • (All practices must be approved prior to construction. Landowners are reimbursed upon completion.)