Financial Assistance

Updated December 5, 2017

Kansas Cost-Share Programs

Conservation practices benefit all Kansans by providing cleaner water, more productive crop and grazing lands, and improved wildlife habitat. The Division of Conservation (DOC), Kansas Department of Agriculture administers four voluntary cost-share programs, the Water Resources Cost-Share Program, the Non-Point Source Pollution Control Program, Riparian and Wetland Protection Program and the Governor's Water Quality Buffer Initiative Program. These programs provide financial assistance to eligible landowners for conservation practices that reduce soil erosion, improve water quality and/or conserve water.

All of the DOC programs are guided by the State Conservation Commission (SCC) board of commissioners consisting of five elected and four appointed members. The Kansas Water Authority annually develops the Kansas Water Plan, which provides recommendations to the Kansas Legislature in determining appropriations and priorities. Most of the DOC programs are funded through the Kansas Water Plans dedicated sources of funding. It is by this funding source the DOC, through conservation districts, has financial assistance available for Kansas landowners to apply conservation practices.

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Program funds are allocated to each conservation district on July 1, which is the beginning of the state fiscal year. Additional financial assistance funds are allocated to address water quality impairments identified in river segments and lakes through the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) process. The TMDLs set the maximum amount of pollution that a specific water body can receive without violating the surface water quality standards. Click here for more information on TMDLs in Kansas.

  • Local Program Administration

  • Contract

  • Application for Cost-Share

  • Payment

Please contact your Conservation District for program availability or to see how you can get more involved in conserving soil and water for future generations.

Conservation Practices

  • Water Quality Buffer Initiative

  • Cropland

  • Home / Farmstead

  • Irrigation

  • Livestock Waste

  • Pasture and Hayland

  • Stream / Riparian

Statutes & Regulations