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Cost Share Programs - Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP)


Riparian Buffer

An area of perennial, long-lived vegetative cover (grass, shrubs, trees, or a combination of vegetation types) established adjacent to and up-gradient from watercourses or water bodies to improve water quality. Benefits may include reduced soil erosion and nutrient delivery, sedimentation, pathogen contamination and pollution from dissolved, particulate and sediment-attached substances.

Maintenance Period
  • 5 years single-family home, 10 years all other properties
BMP Units
  • Square Feet
Required Effects
JAA/NRCS Standards
  • Riparian Buffer (SWCC)
Cost Information
  • Cost shared at 75% of actual cost
CS2 Reference Materials
  • NC-CCAP 11 Signature Page
  • Map with BMP location, parcels and roads
  • Receipts for actual cost items
Additional Spot-check Requirements
  • None

CCAP Policy Summary

Common CS2 Components

Component Units
Riparian buffer SqFt


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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