The State Cost Share Program, which was originally approved by the Minnesota Legislature in 1977, provides up to 75 percent of the total eligible costs of a practice.
Grant funds are available annually to SWCDs at the beginning of the states fiscal year. The projects are selected by local SWCDs that identify high priority erosion and water quality problems.
The following Conservation Practices have been approved by the Grant SWCD:
Approved construction practices include activities that control nutrient runoff; stabilize critical eroding areas; divert runoff to protect and improve water quality; reduce wind erosion; control gully, rill, or sheet erosion; protect shore land from erosion; control storm water runoff; or protect surface water and ground water quality.