Cost Share Programs

Receive a 50/50 reimbursement of up to $200.00 for a conservation project in your own backyard! The purpose of this program is to assist Fayette County homeowners with promoting and maintaining the wise use of soil and water resources. Applications available in March 2020.

This program helps provide Fayette County landowners with the means to repair gateways and other heavy use areas to reduce degradation and soil erosion using non-woven geotextile filter fabric and rock. Applications available in March 2020.

We have collaborated with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service to cover the entire cost of soil samples for Fayette County residents in order to assist with determining soil quality and whether there are excess nutrients and organics in ground and surface water. Apply for this voucher all year.

This program was developed to solve the issue of disease and contamination coming from decomposing animal carcasses left near bodies of water. The Fayette County Conservation District will reimburse up to a certain amount for the removal of dead livestock. Applications accepted year-round.

To reduce degradation and soil erosion for Fayette County farmers, FCCD is offering a reimbursement of cover crop expense up to $12.00 an acre for as many as 100 acres, or $1,200.00, as incentive for planting a cover crop containing wheat, barley, oat and/or rye. Applications closed until 2020.

This program is no longer available. View information about developing a pollinator habitat and view past pollinator projects here. For cost assistance with creating a pollinator habitat please apply for the Backyard Conservation Program.

The County Agricultural Investment Program uses funds originated from the tobacco settlement to assist farmers with activities that will help generate income, add value to products and diversify their operation. Applications closed until Fall 2020.

The goal of this program is to address existing soil erosion, water quality, and other environmental issues on privately owned land. Funds are administered by the Fayette County Conservation District and the KY Soil and Water Conservation Commission with priority given to animal waste issues, agricultural district participants and to producers who have their Agriculture Water Quality plans on file with their local conservation districts.