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Cost Share Programs - CCAP

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The Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP) is a voluntary, incentive-based program designed to improve water quality through the installation of various best management practices (BMPs) on urban, suburban and rural lands not directly involved with agriculture production.

Who is eligible?

Eligible landowners may include homeowners, businesses, schools, parks and publicly owned lands.  

Why is this program important?

How rapid urbanization affects water quality becomes important as North Carolina's land use continues to change.  CCAP can help educate landowners on water quality, stormwater management and retrofit practices to treat stormwater runoff. 

How does CCAP work?

Interested landowners may apply to their local soil and water conservation district for financial and technical assistance for the installation of BMPs to protect water quality. Applications are ranked based on local water quality priorities and, if eligible, a conservation plan is prepared. Landowners may receive financial assistance of up to 75 percent of the pre-established average cost of the BMP.

CCAP Rules Revised

The Commission made revisions to the CCAP Definitions and Allocation Guidelines and Procedures rules to improve program efficiency, district delivery and  water quality improvements made by this program. The revisions allow the Commission to specify in its annual Detailed Implementation Plan the proportion of available funds to allocate for cost share payments, technical and administrative assistance, and education and outreach purposes and the proportion of those funds to be allocated to district, statewide, and regional allocations pools.  This is particularly important given the limited amount of recurring funding currently available in this program. Clink the links below to read the revised rules which were effective November 1, 2016, and read the FY2017 CCAP Detailed Implementation Plan.



Access the Regional Application - Due February 3, 2017

Regional Application Ranking Parameters


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27604
Phone: 919.733.2302; FAX: 919.715.3559

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