The Socorro Soil & Water Conservation District offers a Cost Share Program to all residents within our district. The program offers up to $4,000 in cost share assistance for agricultural soil and water conservation practices and up to $600 in cost share assistance for urban soil and water conservation practices such as drip irrigation, rainwater harvesting systems and low flow toilets.
The maximum paid to any individual per fiscal year is $4,000. Our fiscal year is July 1 through June 30. Applications are approved on a first come, first served basis.
The Socorro Soil & Water Conservation District also allows Cost Share Assistance on irrigation well rehabilitation. The well must already be in place and used for irrigation of agricultural land. Only two well rehabilitation Cost Share Assistance applications are approved per fiscal year on a first come, first served basis. Applicants must submit the Cost Share Application form and the Well Rehabilitation Cost Share form. Also, a diagnosis of the problem and a estimate need to be submitted from the well drilling company.
The Socorro Soil & Water Conservation District has a Soil Testing Assistance Program in which we will cost share 50% of the cost of macronutrient soil testing with a maximum of $150 per year.
If you have any questions on any of the guidelines, applications, or forms, please contact our office. Forms and applications are available below.