Landowner Assistance Program

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 LAP Program Details

  • Projects should include conservation practices or best management practices (BMPs) that solve a specific natural resource issue (such as erosion, weed control, overgrazing, etc.).
  • Marion SWCD will pay up to 50% of the project cost, to a maximum of $7,500. Marion SWCD reimburses applicants for actual costs once the project is completed to the appropriate specifications. In addition, there is a $20,000 maximum payout per entity in any five consecutive fiscal year period. All LAP funds may be considered income and that the applicant will receive a 1099 tax form.
  • Landowners are required to provide a minimum of 50% of the project funds, which can be provided as labor costs, materials, cash, or financial assistance from other sources. This can be provided as labor costs, materials, cash, or financial assistance from other sources.
  • Preference will be given to applications that meet district focus and priorities. For more information contact a district technician.
  • Funded projects may serve as demonstration projects for other landowners. Some project sites are used for tours showcasing conservation practices, featured in presentations by SWCD staff, and featured in articles in the quarterly newsletter.

A sample LAP application is available here.

For more information on the LAP program, contact the district at (503) 391-9927 or send email to office@marionswcd.net