Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 9AM-5PM M-F

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035

Laura Grape,
Executive Director

Conservation Assistance Program for Civic/Homeowner's Associations and Places of Worship

You Qualify for CAP Watershed and Energy Conservation Projects if…

  • The civic/homeowner’s association or place of worship is located in Fairfax County (includes Town of Herndon and Town of Vienna).
  • Practices will be installed on community or place of worship property.
  • The community has approved participation and 75% match funding for watershed projects and 50% for energy projects.
  • The community keeps and maintain practices for 10 years after installation. NVSWCD verifies maintenance and provides technical, but not financial assistance for maintenance.
  • Native species will be used for all plantings. No new paving will be added.


Projects We Fund


50% up to $5,000 for most projects, $750 for audits

  • Energy Audit
  • LED Lightbulb Replacement
  • Air/building Sealing & Insulation
  • Appliance Upgrades
  • Solar Panels


75% up to a certain amount, depends on project

  • Conservation Landscaping
  • Rain Gardens
  • Infiltration Trenches
  • Dry Wells
  • Permeable Pavement


*For a full list of watershed conservation projects, please visit the VASWCD Conservation Assistance Program website.*


Request a Site Visit

Site visit requests are accepted on a rolling basis.

Find the Watershed Conservation site visit request form here.

Find the Energy Conservation site visit request form here.

You must download the form in order to type in responses. Send all COMPLETED forms to 


Still have questions?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions section or reach out to or call (703) – 324 – 1460 TTY 711.

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