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Cost Share Programs

Program Manual

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Objectives of the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program

Objectives of the North Carolina Community Conservation Assistance Program

Objectives of the North Carolina Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program


General Policies for Commission Cost Share Programs

District Board of Supervisors Roles and Responsibilities

District boards' responsibility in technical and financial assistance distribution

District supervisors requirements for cost share programs

District supervisor use of cost share program funds

District supervisors' involvement as cost share contractors

Supervisor involvement in spot checks for cost share program contracts

Commission guidelines for secondary employment

Program Accountability

Program year due dates

Program review policy

Accountability measures for cost share program contracts

Approval of cost share applications, contracts and requests for payments

Audit Requirements of Soil and Water Conservation District for Cost Cost Share Funds

Canceled funds from cost share program contracts

Cancellation for cost share contracts in unresolved pending status

Cost share program contracts on government-owned property

Cost share program match

Criteria for extension of previous program year contracts

Interim performance milestones in cost share contracts

Prohibition of post-approval of contracts

Refunded funds from cost share program contracts

Renovation of an expired BMP



Special requests

Spot checks



Program Development & Eligibility

Introducing new or revised BMPs to cost share programs

New and expanded operations

Policy on program outreach

Use of cost share program funds on new site (not new operation)

Commission guidance for .0200 certified operations

Supplemental allocation of cost share financial assistance


Non-compliance with maintenance requirements for cost share contracts

Cooperator non-compliance with maintenance requirements for cost share contracts

Reporting of animal waste management violations


Job Approval Authority

Policy for review of private Professional Engineer Designs for Commission Cost Share Program BMPs

Policy for reviewing well, pump and irrigation designs by private entities - RESCINDED May 19, 2021

CCAP job approval authority policy for Registered Landscape Architects

Additional information on the Commission's Job Approval Authority Process


Other Commission Cost Share Policies

Delegation of reference update authority


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: (919) 707-3770

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