The Wake Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) received a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Conservation Partners Program grant to promote cover crop adoption in Wake County. The program runs from Feb. 2020 to December 2022.

What are the benefits?

  • Improve soil health and quality
  • Reduce runoff and prevent erosion
  • Reduce weeds and pests
  • Protect watersheds
  • Provide habitat for wildlife and pollinators

Who can apply?

To qualify for grant funds, land must be at least 10 acres of cropland or pasture that is actively farmed in Wake County. Preference will be given to land in priority watersheds with the highest potential to reduce soil and nutrient loss.

Please listen to this informative presentation to learn more about the program policy and application process.


Once you have watched the presentation above, click 
the blue button on the right to be directed to the 
program application. 

For the 2021 program year, applications are being accepted on a rolling basis with a fall priority deadline of August 15 for cool season cover crops and summer priority deadline of March 31 for warm season cover crops.

For additional information, you can review the Full Cover Crop Grant Program Policy.
Please let us know if you have any questions not addressed in the program presentation by contacting us at 919-250-1051 or​. We thank you for considering participation in this special program and we hope to hear from you soon.