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.
Applications are now being accepted for financial and technical assistance to livestock producers for animal mortality disposal, resulting from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Agricultural producers, owners of non-industrial private forestland, and tribes are eligible to apply through USDA’s NRCS.
How to Apply
• Producers facing livestock depopulation should file an EQIP application (Form CPA-1200) and an early start waiver with your local NRCS office.
• Applicants are not eligible for practice payment if the mortality management practice is implemented prior to signing an EQIP CPA-1200 application & receiving an early start waiver approval letter.
• Financial assistance is limited. Not all applications will be funded.
• There is a $25,000 payment cap on the animal mortality practice.
• Producers are responsible for the proper disposal of animal mortality by following requirements.
All Federal, State, and Local laws must be followed and are the responsibility of the producer to secure any necessary permits.
Practices Available for Assistance
$74.28 Burial/animal unit
$219.88 Forced Air Incineration/animal unit
$0.05 Disposal at Landfill or Render/pound
$111.53 Carcass Disposal other than burial, incineration, landfill or render
For more information visit the NRCS page contact your local NRCS office listed below, or the Nebraska EQIP Program Manager Conor Ward (402) 437-4112 email@example.com.
Local NRCS Offices (Ext. 3)
Central City (308) 946-2251 Grand Island (308) 395-8586 Kearney (308) 237-3118 Lexington (308) 324-6314 Osceola (402) 747-2461
– Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy: http://deq.ne.gov/NDEQProg.nsf/onWeb/COVID
– Nebraska Department of Agriculture: https://nda.nebraska.gov/COVID-19/index.html – The Nebraska Rural Response Hotline: (800) 464-0258
– A calculator from USDA APHIS to help producers determine least cost scenario. – How to Use Microsoft Teams to Meet with USDA Service Center Staff
NRCS FY Summary for CPNRD Field Offices
Central City –114 contracts -$640,274 including 22,832.7 acres
Grand Island –35 contracts -$313,969.59 including 3,946.8 acres
Kearney –15 contracts -$375,729.89 including 3,956.4 acres
Lexington –34 contracts -$816,820.05 including 8,660.6 acres
* Water Conservation: $1,080,287.53 (43 contracts/4,383.6 acres)
* Grazing Lands: $164,253 (9 contracts/3,026.8 acres)
* Soil Health: $823,329 (144 contracts/30,727.9 acres)
* Forestry: $61,696 (2 contracts/1,204.4 acres)
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
|BOOKLET PAGE #||COST SHARE PROGRAMS||APPLICATIONS/|
|Table of Contents||Table of Contents|
|1||Central Platte NRD Cost Share Programs||List of Programs|
|2||Nebraska Soil & Water Conservation Programs & Central Platte NRD Cost Share Programs||List of Practices|
|3||Explanation of Compliance Sheet | Approval Letter Example for Cost Share||Explanation|
|4-5||NSWCP (State funds)|
Terms for irrigation water management & drip irrigation systems
|NSWCP Eligible Practices|
|6-12||NSWCP Eligible Practices: |
Water impoundment dams
Grade stabilization structures
Tailwater recovery pits
Water & Sediment control basins
Livestock water dugouts
Critical area planting (grass) Windbreaks
Return pipe/recovery pits
Irrigation water management
Repair of practices
|NSWCP Eligible Practices||$12,000|
|13||Flow Meter Cost Share Program||Purpose|
|14||Streambank Stabilization Cost Share Program||Purpose|
|15||Well Decommissioning Cost Share Program||Purpose|
|16||Center Pivot Incentive- Purpose of Cost Share & Program Specifications | Continuous Sign-Up Information||Purpose|
|18||Tree Planting & Weed Barrier Guidelines |
Tree Planting Plan
Sales Tax Exemption Form 13
|19||Acceptance Letter Example||Example|
|20||Urban Forestry Program||Purpose|
|22||Prescribed Burn Cost Share Program||Purpose|
|24||Corners for Wildlife||Purpose|
|25||Buffer Strips | Description & Guidelines | Ranking Points Calculation||Purpose|
|30||Buffer Strip Program Description & Guidelines|Ranking Points Calculation||Program|
|31||Buffer Strip Application||Buffer S AppPage 31|
|32||Buffer Strip Ranking Point Calculations||BufferS Ranking Page 32|
|35||Prescribed Burn Application||Application|
|37||Well Decommissioning Application (Funding change made July 2013)||Application|
|38||NSWCP Application/Payment Claim||Agreement|
|39||NSWCP Planned Grazing System Justification||Application|
|40||NSWCP Irrigation Water Management Practice||Agreement|
|41||W-9 Form- Request for Taxpayer ID Number Certification | General Instructions||W-9 Form|
|47||Tree & Weed Barrier Charges||Charges|
|49||Ground Preparation||Ground Preparation|
|58||Central Basin CREP Program | Buffer Strip Payment Calculation||Contract|
|62||Phragmites Cost Share Program||Purpose|
|64||Streambank Stabilization Program||Application|
|65||Soil Moisture Sensor Program | Compliance Form||Purpose|
|68||Cover Crop Program||Purpose|
|70||Groundwater Quality Management Program Requirements (Chart)||Chart|
|71||Grazing Deferment Program||Purpose||$41,000|
|72||Grazing Deferment Application||Application|
|73||Burn Preparation Application||CS Burn Prep App||$50,000|
|74||Burn Preparation Information||CS 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).