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Cost Share Programs - Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP)


Backyard Rain Garden

A shallow depression in the ground that captures runoff from a driveway, roof or lawn and allows it to soak into the ground, rather than running across roads, capturing pollutants and delivering them to a stream. The rain garden absorbs and filters pollutants and returns cleaner water through the ground to nearby streams. Rain gardens can also reduce flooding by sending the water back underground, rather than into the street.

Maintenance Period
  • 5 years single-family home, 10 years all other properties
BMP Units
  • Square feet
Required Effects
JAA/NRCS Standards
  • Backyard rain garden/wetland (SWCC)
Cost Information
  • Most components are cost shared at 75% of average cost
CS2 Reference Materials
Additional Spot-check Requirements
  • None

CCAP Policy Summary

Common CS2 Components

Component Units
Excavation (including mobilization) CuYd
Bioretention soil amendment CuYd
Tripple shredded hardwood mulch CuYd
Bioretention plants (installed) SqFt
Vegetation (grass) - minimum Job


Design Standards

Planning and Design Tools


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770

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