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

Virginia Conservation Assistance Program for Individual Property Owners


The VCAP (private/individual property owners) is not accepting requests for consideration at this time. To be notified when the next round of requests can be submitted please add your name to our notification email list here.


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
  • Chesterbrook
  • City of Fairfax
  • City of Alexandria



Special Circumstances

  • 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
  • Bioretention
  • Infiltration
  • 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



Next Steps

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. 

Still have questions?

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

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