Cost Share Programs

Cost Share Policy: All applications MUST BE APPROVED before starting your project. All producers applying for cost-share through the CPNRD must be in compliance with the rules and regulations of the NRD’s programs.  Videos on best management practices.

Cost-Share Changes  The following were approved in December 2018:
-Added a maximum amount of up to $10,000 per landowner for the brush management cost-share program through the Nebraska Soil & Water Conservation Program. The program helps remove brush/non-herbaceous plants to restore natural plant community balance either mechanically or chemically. Brush management may also be used to prepare for prescribed burns. The change will be effective on July 1, 2019.

-Added a soil moisture capacitance probe cost-share program for landowners participating in the Central Nebraska Irrigation Project. CPNRD and The Nature Conservancy will each contribute $62,500 to enter into a three-year agreement with landowners to lease/purchase a probe. As part of the agreement, participants will be required to provide the NRD access to telemetry/data and a paid invoice to be reimbursed for the equipment. The project was initiated to implement conservation technology in the Central Platte region. Soil moisture data will complement the current suite of technology – a flowmeter, weather station, and pivot telemetry – all pieces indicating real-time field conditions. The new program will take effect immediately.

Click the link below for descriptions and applications for all cost-share programs offered through the Nebraska Soil & Water Conservation Program and the Central Platte NRD.

Cost Share Booklet (in PDF)


NSWCP/CPNRD Cost Share Programs

(August 2019)
Table of Contents Table of ContentsU.S. Citizenship Form
1Central Platte NRD Cost Share ProgramsList of Cost-Share Programs
2Nebraska Soil & Water Conservation Programs & Central Platte NRD Cost Share ProgramsList of Practices
3Explanation of Compliance Sheet | Approval Letter Example for Cost ShareExplanation
4-5NSWCP (State funds)
Terms for irrigation water management & drip irrigation systems
NSWCP Eligible Practices
6-12NSWCP Eligible Practices:
Terrace systems
Underground outlets
Water impoundment dams
Grade stabilization structures
Tailwater recovery pits
Water & Sediment control basins
Livestock water dugouts
Pasture planting
Range seeding
Critical area planting (grass) Windbreaks
Return pipe/recovery pits
Planned grazing
Surge valves
Windbreak renovation
Irrigation water management
Streambank stabilization
Repair of practices
Brush management
NSWCP Eligible Practices$12,000
13Flow Meter Cost Share ProgramPurpose

14Streambank Stabilization Cost Share Program Purpose

15Well Decommissioning Cost Share ProgramPurpose$10,000
16Center Pivot Incentive- Purpose of Cost Share & Program Specifications | Continuous Sign-Up InformationPurpose

18Tree Planting & Weed Barrier Guidelines
Tree Planting Plan
Sales Tax Exemption Form 13
19Acceptance Letter ExampleExample
20Urban Forestry ProgramPurpose

22Prescribed Burn Cost Share ProgramPurpose

23WILD NebraskaPurpose
24Corners for WildlifePurpose


25Buffer Strips | Description & Guidelines | Ranking Points CalculationPurpose


30Buffer Strip Program Description & Guidelines|Ranking Points CalculationProgram

31Buffer Strip ApplicationBuffer S AppPage 31
32Buffer Strip Ranking Point CalculationsBufferS Ranking Page 32
35Prescribed Burn ApplicationApplication
37Well Decommissioning Application (Funding change made July 2013)Application
38NSWCP Application/Payment ClaimAgreement
39NSWCP Planned Grazing System JustificationApplication
40 NSWCP Irrigation Water Management PracticeAgreement
41W-9 Form- Request for Taxpayer ID Number Certification | General InstructionsW-9 Form
58Central Basin CREP Program | Buffer Strip Payment CalculationContract

62Phragmites Cost Share ProgramPurpose

64Streambank Stabilization ProgramApplication
65Soil Moisture Sensor Program | Compliance FormPurpose

68Cover Crop Program Purpose

70Groundwater Quality Management Program Requirements (Chart)Chart
71Grazing Deferment ProgramPurpose
72Grazing Deferment ApplicationApplication
73Burn Preparation ApplicationCS Burn Prep App$50,000
74Burn Preparation InformationCS Burn Prep Description


Funds are also available in the following federally funded programs: Buffer Strips, WILD Nebraska, and Corners for Wildlife (center pivots only, funded by Pheasants Forever.) For a complete list of other federally funded programs available, contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).