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Financial Opportunities

Financial Opportunities

Apply for assistance to join us in protecting our resources.

Madison Soil and Water Conservation District helps everyone—landowners, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies—apply for financial assistance to achieve conservation objectives and provide benefits to our communities.

The first step is meeting with the technical staff and developing a conservation plan. Once we understand your conservation objectives, we can better identify the right grant application for your situation.

  • Funding from the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) helps Madison County Commissioners purchase agricultural easements from willing landowners who wish to preserve their farm in perpetuity.

  • The Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers grants that help elevate outdoor recreation opportunities, including trails and outdoor pursuits.

  • Ohio Public Works dedicates its Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program to preserve open spaces, ecologically sensitive areas and stream corridors.

  • Federal resources are also available to help with Ohio conservation efforts, administered by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

  • The NRCS works with producers and landowners to promote best management practices on the landscape as well as helping to find eligible benefit programs and cost share opportunities.