VCAP (Virginia Conservation Assistance Program) eligibility requirements include…
- Property owners in Fairfax County, City of Alexandria and City of Fairfax who are experiencing detrimental impacts from stormwater.
- Property is not addressing any stormwater management requirements imposed by the jurisdiction in which the property is located.
- The property has not had any site disturbing construction activities within the past three years.
- The owner will agree to maintain any installed practices for ten years.
We highly encourage property owners in the following areas or circumstances to apply to the VCAP program:
- Little Hunting Creek
- Dogue Creek
- Pimmit Run
- Cameron Run
- Pohick Creek
- Accotink Creek
- Hollin Hills
- Pimmit Hills
- Annandale Acres
- City of Fairfax
- City of Alexandria
- Low Income Housing Communities
- Neighbors that are working together to resolve shared drainage and erosion concerns
- Located in an area within their neighborhood that sits at a higher elevation
VCAP eligible practices:
- Impervious surface removal
- Conservation landscaping
- Rain gardens
- Dry wells
- Constucted wetlands
- Living shorelines
- Green roofs
- Rainwater harvesting
- Permeable pavement
- Vegetated stormwater conveyances
For a complete description of these practices, please visit the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program webpage.
These projects are NOT eligible for VCAP cost-share funds:
- French drain systems
- Bulkhead or revetment projects
- Stream restorations
- Landscaping without Virginia native plants
- Urban nutrient management plans
- Dog waste stations
NVSWCD will select 50 properties for an on-site assessment of the issues identified in the submitted VCAP request form. Property owners who have submitted a request form will be notified in early September 2021 regarding whether they qualify for a site visit. Between July 1st and August 13th of 2021, private/individual property owners may submit a VCAP request form here.
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