Cost Share Funds for BMP’s

NWFWMD Cosh-share headerThe Northwest Florida Water Management District has $680,875 cost-share funding available for projects to improve water quality and reduce water use demands on farms in and around the Jackson Blue Spring Basin. Eligible projects will provide increased efficiency in both irrigation and fertilizer use in Jackson County—the largest agricultural area in Northwest Florida.

Participant Eligibility:

1. The project site must be located within Jackson County, Florida.
2. The project site must be in regulatory compliance.
3. The producer must enroll in an applicable FDACS-adopted BMP program.

Candidate Selection Guidelines:

Eligible producers will receive cost-share on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority will be given to eligible producers whose farms are within the Jackson Blue Springs recharge basin.

Eligible BMP Tools:

Only purchases of new equipment or services will be eligible for cost-share payments of up to 75% cost-share, with a maximum of $56,250 cost-share reimbursement per producer.

  • Irrigated Cotton (575x1024)Irrigation System Retrofits

  • Control Panel Upgrades

  • Pump Upgrades

  • GPS Endgun Control

  • Remote Controlling of Equipment

  • Fertigation System

  • Guidance Systems

  • Precision Soil Sampling

  • Sensor Technology

  • Variable Rate and Section Control Technology

  • Banding and Side Dressing Fertilization Equipment


Download the one-page application: NWFWMD BMP Cost Share Application

For more information, please contact:

Lola Allard
Jackson Soil and
Water Conservation District
(850) 526-2610

Angela Chelette
Northwest Florida
Water Management District
(850) 539-2650


Posted: March 24, 2014

Category: Farm Management

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