Soil and Water Grantsupdated: August 2008

The State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) provides grants to help fund up to 50 percent of the costs of approved soil and water conservation projects on farms enrolled in permanent or eight-year farmland preservation programs.

Landowners apply to local Soil Conservation Districts, which assist in developing farm conservation plans and ensure projects are necessary and feasible. Applications are forwarded to the N.J. State Soil Conservation Committee, which recommends projects to the SADC for funding approval.

Application
Landowners apply to local Soil Conservation Districts, which
assist in developing farm conservation plans and ensure projects
are necessary and feasible. Applications are forwarded to the
N.J. State Soil Conservation Committee, which recommends
projects to the SADC for funding approvals.

Criteria 
Farms must be permanently preserved or enrolled in an eight-year
preservation program.

Types of Projects
Soil and water conservation projects include projects designed
to control and prevent soil erosion and sediment damages; control
pollution on farmland; impound, store and manage water for
agricultural purposes; or improve management of land and soils to
achieve maximum agricultural productivity.

Examples of eligible projects include: terrace systems; diversions;
stream protection; water impoundment reservoirs; irrigation
systems; sediment retention, erosion or water control systems;
drainage systems; animal waste control facilities; agri-chemical
handling facilities; and land shaping or grading.

Special Considerations
Permanently preserved farms receive first priority for grant funding.
Projects must be completed within three years of SADC funding
approval. Grants may be renewed for a one-year period under
certain circumstances, such as seasonal constraints or other
unavoidable delays, only upon the approval of the local Soil
Conservation District, the State Soil Conservation Committee and
the SADC.


Contact Soil and Water Grants


Contact Soil and Water Grants

Chuck Roohr
Stewardship Manager
Market St.
PO Box 330
Trenton, New Jersey  08625
Phone: (609) 984-2504
Fax: (609) 633-2004


 

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • New Jersey

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