The Conservation Practice Implementation (CPI) program helps with the implementation of structural agricultural conservation practices that keep soil and nutrients on the land. This program is available to landowners or producers who own or operate agricultural land in Dane County and meet the eligibility requirements below.
Eligible practices include, but are not limited to:
The program allows cost-share assistance for up to 70% of the actual costs, not to exceed $100,000. Practices that improve water quality will be prioritized. Applicants will work with our staff to determine which practice(s) work best for their operation, identify cost-share funding options, and develop plans and designs. Program participation is contingent on available funding.
In order to be eligible for this program, the landowner or producer must meet the following requirements:
If Dane County determines that a violation of the these terms has occurred at any time during the term of cost-share contract, the recipient will be required to immediately refund all funds received under the contract.
Applications will be taken throughout the year. Program is contingent on available funds and county budgets. During the term of the cost-share contract, staff may conduct on-site verification of use.