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Conservation Funding Opportunities
Financial assistance is available for conservation and best management practices (BMPs):

 Resource Enhancement and Protection
   Website: www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/REAP
   Eligible BMPs: 
Bioretention, native landscaping, permeable pavement, rain gardens, filter strip wetlands

 State Revolving Fund, offering low interest loans for environmental practices
   Website: www.iowasrf.com
   Eligible BMPs: 
Wastewater treatment; sewer rehab; stormwater quality improvements; and non-point source projects for both public and private entities including farmers, landowners, watershed organizations, landfills and rural homeowners

 Environmental Quality Incentives Program
   Website: www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/financial/eqip/
   Eligible BMPs: 
Funds can help plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns and for opportunities to improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland

 Conservation Reserve Program
   Website: www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/md/programs/?cid=nrcs144p2_025631
   Eligible BMPs: 
Funds help landowners to convert highly erodible cropland and other environmentally sensitive areas to permanent cover, such as introduced or native grasses, trees, filter strips, riparian forest buffers, wetlands, and shallow water habitats