Cost Share Program

Cost-share funding is currently being made available to implement projects that address nonpoint source pollutants of concern within Tier 1 Critical Areas and Priority Preservation Areas as identified in the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Watershed Management Plan.

Funding is available for both agricultural and urban practices that reduce nutrient, sediment, and pathogen pollutant loading to streams and manmade waterways in the watershed.  Practices that also address stream habitat/hydromodification impacts as part of their overall design are encouraged.

Eligible project examples include:

Cover crops
Filter strips
Grassed waterways
Infiltration practices
Livestock exclusion from waterways practices
Native revegetation
Riparian buffer restoration

Cost-Share Program Information
Cost Share Program Document
Eligible Project Areas Map (PDF) / Interactive Online Map
Cost Share Application Form (fillable PDF)
Section 319 Grant Program Eligible Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) Practices
Section 319 Urban Cost-Share Form (319-U Form)
Section 319 Agriculture Cost-Share Form (319-A Form)

Practice Resources
Center for Watershed Protection Urban Stormwater Retrofit Practices
Low Impact Development Manual for Michigan
Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office Technical Guide
Philadelphia Stormwater Retrofit Guidance Manual
Philadelphia Stormwater Management Practice Operation & Maintenance Manual

For questions about the cost-share please contact:

Joe Exl
Senior Water Resource Planner
Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission or 219-763-6060


Current funding has been made available through an Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Section 319 grant awarded to the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC).