The Erosion Control and Water Management Program, commonly known as the State Cost-Share Program, was created to provide funds to Soil and Water Conservation Districts to share the cost of systems or practices for erosion control, sedimentation control, or water quality improvements that are designed to protect and improve soil and water resources. Through the State Cost-Share Program, land occupiers can request financial and technical assistance from their local District for the implementation of conservation practices.
Forms and guidance for FY13 and prior can be found on the State Cost Share Manual page.
To view historical changes to the State Cost Share Program, visit Cost Share Rule and Policy History.
FY14-16 Policy, Guidance, and Forms
- Erosion Control and Water Management Program Policy (effective August 29, 2013)
- Resolution Adopting a County Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan
- Cost Share Technical Assistance Option - FY 2016
- FY14 & 15 Erosion Control and Water Management Fact Sheet
Additional forms are available in the BWSR Statewide Grant Administration Manual within the "Implementing Practices" section.
Resources and Links
- Minnesota Statute 103C.501 Cost-Sharing Conservation Contracts for Erosion Control and Water Management
- Minnesota Rule 8400 Cost-Share Program
- Cost Share Rule and Policy History
- BWSR Grants Committee
- Cooperative Weed Management Area Program
- Native Buffer Program
- Grant Reporting Requirements
- Additional SWCD Reporting Requirements