Cost-Share & Incentive Programs
The Dubuque Soil and Water Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service administer state and federal cost share and incentive programs for soil conservation and water quality projects in Dubuque County. Contact us to discuss options or arrange for a site visit with a conservationist. To apply for cost-share, please call or visit the USDA Service Center in Epworth to get assistance with the application process. Applications can be accepted at any time. Funding is limited for all programs.
The Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Program
Reimburses landowners for performing Timber Stand Improvement projects or establishing a new Tree Planting. Iowa DNR Foresters will work with you to establish the necessary plan. Applications are available at the District office.
Water Quality Initiative (WQI)
Cost share up to 160 acres for the following practices:
Iowa Financial Incentive Program
Dubuque Soil & Water Conservation district