CPNRD & NSWCP Cost-Share

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

Natural Resources Conservation Service 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

Program Funding

  • 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)

Cost-Share Programs

Descriptions and applications for all cost-share programs offered through the Central Platte NRD and the Nebraska Soil & Water Conservation Program.

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Page # Cost-Share Programs Applications/Descriptions
Table of Contents Table
1 Central Platte NRD Cost-Share Programs List of Programs
2 Explanation of Compliance Sheet | Approval Letter Example for Cost-Share Explanation
4 NSWCP (State funds) NSWCP Eligible Practices
5 Terms for irrigation water management & drip irrigation systems
6 NSWCP Eligible Practices:
Terrace systems
Underground outlets
Water impoundment dams
Grade stabilization structures
NC 1-NC 4 Practices
7 NSWCP Eligible Practices:
Tailwater recovery pits
Grassed waterways
Water & sediment control basins
NC 5-NC 8 Practices
8 NSWCP Eligible Practices:
Water & sediment control basins (continued)
Livestock water dugouts
Pasture planting and range seeding
Critical area planting (grass)
NC 8-NC 11 Practices
9 NSWCP Eligible Practices:
Underground Return pipe/recovery pits
Planned grazing
NC 12-NC 14 Practices
10 NSWCP Eligible Practices:
Planned grazing (continued)
Surge valves
Windbreak renovation
NC 14- NC 16 Practices
11 NSWCP Eligible Practices:
Windbreak renovation (continued)
Irrigation water management
NC 16- NC 17 Practices
12 NSWCP Eligible Practices:
Irrigation water management
Streambank stabilization
Repair of practices
Brush management- mechanical and chemical
NC 17- NC 20 Practices
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 Purpose


17 Center Pivot Continuous Sign-Up Purpose
18 Wind Break & Weed Barrier
Tree Planting Plan
Sales Tax Exemption Form 13
19 Acceptance Letter Example Example
20-21 Urban Forestry Program Purpose


22 Prescribed Burn Cost-Share Program Purpose


23 WILD Nebraska Purpose
24 Corners for Wildlife Purpose






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
33 Center Pivot Incentive Phase II/III Application
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
46 Tree Guidelines Guidelines
47 Tree & Weed Barrier Costs 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
72 Grazing Deferment Application
74 Burn Preparation Program Description
77 Burn Preparation Application Application
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