The Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP) is a voluntary, incentive-based program designed to improve water
quality through the installation of various best management practices (BMPs) on
urban, suburban and rural lands not directly involved with agriculture
Who is eligible?
Eligible landowners may include homeowners, businesses, schools,
parks and publicly owned lands.
Why is this program important?
How rapid urbanization affects water quality
becomes important as North Carolina's land use continues to change. CCAP can
help educate landowners on water quality, stormwater management and retrofit
practices to treat stormwater runoff.
How does CCAP work?
Interested landowners may apply to their local soil and water conservation
district for financial and technical assistance for the installation of BMPs to
protect water quality. Applications are ranked based on local water quality
priorities and, if eligible, a conservation plan is prepared. Landowners may
receive financial assistance of up to 75 percent of the pre-established average
cost of the BMP.
CCAP Rule Revisions
The Commission is proposing these changes to improve program efficiency, district delivery and water quality improvements made by this program. The revisions allow the Commission to specify in its annual Detailed Implementation Plan the proportion of available funds to allocate for cost share payments, technical and administrative assistance, and education and outreach purposes and the proportion of those funds to be allocated to district, statewide, and regional allocations pools. This is particularly important given the limited amount of recurring funding currently available in this program.
Access the draft rule revision here.
CCAP Rule Revisions Teleconference Presentation