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How to apply for Cost Share Assistance Programs through the Franklin County Conservation District:
> Applications must be made and approved PRIOR to any work on the project being started.
>Applications received in January and February will be grouped and ranked using a soil health and water quality ranking criteria, for possible funding on July 1.
> Applications received March 1 through June 30 will be grouped and ranked for possible funding on August 1, if funds remain available from July 1 allocation.
> Applications received July 1 through November 30 will be grouped monthly and ranked for possible funding monthly beginning September 1 if funds remain available from July 1 allocation.
> Applications will not be accepted in December. All unfunded applications on file from January 1 through November 30 of current year will be notified in December of the new year applications process which begins again in January. Unfunded applications are encouraged to apply in January and February for great chance of receiving funds.
To apply: submit completed application (with map of property- with project location marked) AND IRS form W9 to the Franklin County Conservation District at 343 West 23rd Street, Suite 2, Ottawa KS 66067.
Completed forms may be scanned and emailed to us as PDF files at email@example.com or applications may be dropped off in person/mailed. Pasture related projects must also complete the benchmark assessment worksheet which is part of the application file.
Application, including IRS form W9 are available to the right >>>
If landowner is a trust using a social security number Line 1 on W9 should be individuals name and Line 2 on W9 should be name of trust.
Cost share applications must be in the name of the landowner (matching the deed) with the exception of cover crops and grid sampling. Operator of record on file with Farm Service Agency may make applications for cover crops and grid sampling.
Technical assistance for planning, design, construction inspections for all cost share projects is provided through our federal partners at NRCS. Landowners are not required to contract with private engineers for these services.
A list of local contractors is provided on our "Services" page. Landowners may contract with any contractor of their choice, the list is provided only as a service, no endorsement or recommendation is given to any one contractor.
Cost share is NOT available for:
property or land use perimeter
Pond clean out
We are again offering cost share incentives for producers we are interested in implementing cover crops on a small scale (100 acres or less). Funding for cover crops comes from the Non-Point Source Pollution Control Program, allocations received through the Kansas Water Plan Fund.
This is a one time cover crop payment of $40/acre and must utilize either a three or five species mixes in accordance with NRCS standards and specifications. Landowners are eligible to apply for up to 100 acres.
Additional cover crops incentive payments are also available within the green areas of the Franklin County map shown above.
Producers interested in multi year cover crops, as part of a no till system, should contact the NRCS office at 241-7190 to discuss a possible EQIP application.
Photo credit NRCS - Cover crops
All programs and services of the Franklin County Conservation District are available without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age or handicap.
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