Applications now open for the Community Conservation Assistance Program

The Dare Soil and Water Conservation District has announced that it is now accepting applications for the Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP). The state recently awarded the statewide program additional funding in a nonrecurring amount of $1.5 million.

The 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 that are not directly involved with agricultural production. BMPs include options such as marsh sills, shoreline protection, riparian buffers, cisterns, rain gardens, bioretention areas, stormwater wetlands, permeable pavement, critical area plantings and others.

Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2022, and are ranked based on local water quality priorities. If selected, landowners may receive a reimbursement up to 75 percent of the actual cost of the BMP.

To learn more about the CCAP, click here. To apply, contact Dare Soil & Water at 252-475-5853 or