AGRICULTURAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
For farm owners and operators interested in implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) and other conservation practices on their farm, the Conservation District can help in these efforts.
Resource Enhancement Protection Program (REAP) - Farmers, landowner, and businesses earn tax credits for implementing "Best Management Practices" (BMPs) that will enhance farm production and protect natural resources.
Natural Resource Conservation Service - Offers financial assistance as part of programs like Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and others.
Beaver County Conservation District Agricultural Assistance Program - To learn more, please contact the District
Beaver County Conservation District is offering mini grants to Beaver County agricultural operations, regardless of size, to mitigate environmental issues that may cause water pollution due to agricultural activity. These reimbursement grants will help offset costs to members of the agricultural community in implementing different conservation practices. Ideal projects include, but are not limited to: an operation within close proximity to a water body (stream, pond, lake, etc.); an operation willing to participate in soil health (multi-species cover, long season cover, adaptive grazing, etc.); an operation with erosion issues and/or manure (nutrient) issues.
Funds are not guaranteed to every farm that inquires, and an on-site evaluation is necessary. Please call the District’s Agriculture Conservationist at (724) 378-1701 for more information.