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) request for program consideration period will open on July 1st, 2021. Between July 1st and August 13th, private/individual property owners may submit a VCAP request form 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. Between July 1st and August 13th of 2021, private/individual property owners may submit a VCAP request form here

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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