Soil and Water Enhancement (20% of REAP funds) - These funds are available to landowners for soil and water conservation and enhancement projects and practices. Project money is directed towards protecting the state's surface and ground water resources from point and non-point sources of contamination. Practices money is directed towards reforestation, woodland protection and enhancement, wildlife habitat preservation and enhancement, protection of highly erodible soils, and water quality protection. Soil Conservation Districts designate high priority watersheds in which REAP funds can be expended. Districts may also designate animal waste management as a priority.
This portion of REAP is administered by the Division of Soil Conservation in the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Grant applications and information are available at any of Iowa's 100 Soil Conservation District offices, normally located in county seats.
Division of Soil Conservation
Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-7043