IMPORTANT INFORMATION - 2012 KY State Cost Share Announcement:

This is notification that the 2012 KY State Cost Share Program will begin sign-ups on Monday, May 14, 2012. Sign-ups will end and applications must be returned to local Conservation District Offices by Friday, June 15th.

DEADLINE FOR HAVING ALL 2012 STATE COST SHARE APPLICATIONS IN THE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM IS MONDAY, JULY 16TH BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

KSW9 Conservation District Environmental Grant application will be received during this time and must be submitted to the Commission Frankfort Office by Monday, July 16th by close of business. Written application is required for KSW9 and these requests are not entered into the electronic application system. The following practices will be available (Please note new practices in red):

2012 STATE COST SHARE PRACTICES:

Practice Codes Practice Descriptions CS Limits
KWP7 RIPARIAN AREA PROTECTION $7,500
KSL12 VEGETATIVE FILTER STRIPS $7,500
KSP53 INTEGRATED CROP MANAGEMENT $7,500
KSP55 PESTICIDE CONTAINMENT FACILITIES $7,500
KSW1 SINKHOLE PROTECTION $7,500
KSW10 CROPLAND EROSION CONTROL SYSTEMS $7,500
KSW2 HEAVY USE AREA PROTECTION $7,500
KSW3 ROTATIONAL GRAZING SYSTEM ESTABLISHMENT $20,000
KSW4 WATER WELL PROTECTION $7,500
KSW5 ANIMAL WASTE UTILIZATION $7,500
KSW6 FOREST LAND EROSION CONTROL SYSTEM $7,500
KSW8 STREAM CROSSING $7,500
KSW9 CONSERVATION DISTRICT ENVIRONMENTAL GRANT $7,500
KSW11 PASTURE & HAYLAND FORAGE QUALITY/QUANTITY & EROSION CONTROL $7,500
KSW12 STREAMBANK STABILIZATION $20,000
KWP4 AG. WASTE CONTROL FACILITIES $20,000
KWP5 CLOSURE OF AGRICULTURAL WASTE IMPOUNDMENT $20,000
KWP9 SOIL QUALITY/HEALTH IMPROVEMENT $7,500
KWP8 ON-FARM FALLEN ANIMAL COMPOSTING $7,500
MRBI1 PRECISION NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT INCENTIVE $20,000
MRBI2 SOIL QUALITY/HEALTH IMPROVEMENT $20,000
Additional components will also be eligible under the current practices. Including:

KSW 2: Addition of Winter Feeding Area. A nutrient management plan or comprehensive nutrient management plan will be required; which one to be required will be determination by NRCS. NRCS is currently working on the specifications for this component. More information to follow.

KSW3: Nutrient Management Plans will be eligible

KWP9: Applicant must be prior approved under EQIP for option 2 Cover Crop. Job sheet 340a: Soil Quality Cover Crop.

** STORM DAMAGE: Note that if you have any producers who had practices destroyed during the storm events of 2012 please encourage them to reapply to replace those exact practices. Additional information to follow on how to submit these specific applications. ** AG WATER QUALITY PLANS: To be considered eligible for KY State Cost Share the producer must have a current copy of their Ag Water Quality Plan on file at the local Conservation District Office.