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

The Conservation Assistance Programs help property owners address stormwater issues with environmentally-friendly practices. 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 Best Management Practices. Learn more below!

Infiltration trench Rain garden Conservation landscaping





Eligibility requirements include:

  • Properties in Fairfax County, City of Alexandria and City of Fairfax that are experiencing detrimental impacts from stormwater.
  • Property is not addressing any stormwater management requirements imposed by the jurisdiction in which the property is located.
  • New construction has a waiting period before becoming eligible.
  • 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:


  • 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

Cost-share funding is available for certain types of practices. Select a tab to view project types:

*Permeable pavement is only eligible for reimbursement when replacing existing impermeable surfaces.

For a complete description of eligible practices, please visit the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program webpage.

Get Started

Submit a site visit request. Staff review all site visit request forms for eligibility. Site visit requests that qualify for the program will receive a site inspection to assess the issues identified in the submitted request form.

Still have questions?

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

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