Cost Share Programs


FDACS Cost-Share Program

The Office of Agricultural Water Policy works with multiple partners, including USDA-NRCS, DEP, Water Management Districts, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts to provide funds that assist farmers in implementing Best Management Practices. For more information on currently available FDACS cost share, please download this list of programs and contacts

SWFWMD FARMS

The Facilitating Agricultural Resource Management Systems (FARMS) program is a cost-share reimbursement program to promote surface water and groundwater resource sustainability for projects that promote tailwater recovery and/or surface water use, while reducing groundwater withdrawals.

SWFWMD Mini-FARMS

Mini-FARMS is a spin off of the Facilitating Agricultural Resource Management Systems (FARMS) program. While the FARMS Program funds larger projects, the Mini-FARMS program reimburses growers up to 85 percent of their costs, up to a maximum of $8,000 per approved water resources project.

SRWMD Cost-Share Program

The District's Governing Board has designated $1.5 million annually for four years for agricultural cost-share programs. The funds – available starting October 2012 – will be used District wide for projects such as irrigation retrofits, new water saving technologies, and alternative water supplies.

USDA EQIP

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) was reauthorized in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2008 (Farm Bill) to provide a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible national goals. EQIP offers financial and technical help to assist eligible participants install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land.