Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

703-324-1460 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035
Willie Woode
Executive Director

Virginia and Fairfax County Conservation Assistance Programs

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The Conservation Assistance Programs are urban cost-share programs that help property owners address stormwater concerns on their own property with environmentally-friendly practices. They provide financial and technical assistance for installing projects to address erosion, poor vegetation, and/or excess stormwater runoff. The purpose of the program is to help improve water quality in our region by addressing these concerns. By reducing the amount of water runoff from our land, we reduce the pollutants going into our streams and the Chesapeake Bay. CAP funding is available for installing specific practices. Read more below for more information about eligible practices, eligibility requirements, and how to apply.

Get Started

Submit a site visit request. Staff review all site visit request forms for eligibility. Requests that qualify for the program will result in a site visit from NVSWCD staff to assess the issues identified in the submitted request form and determine which, if any, CAP/VCAP-eligible practices will help address those issues.

Still have questions?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions section or reach out to NVSWCD.

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