Registration Opens for the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Project Cost Share program

SCOTTSBLUFF – The Board of Directors and Staff of the North Platte Natural Resources District (NPNRD) would like to remind constituents of the 2023-24 conservation cost-share program. Applications will be accepted at your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offices until February 16, 2024, and will be scored on February 20, 2024.

The Conservation Cost-Share Program reimburses cooperating landowners for a portion of the costs of installing conservation practices on their farm or ranch. The programs are available to landowners in Banner, Garden, Morrill, Scotts Bluff and southern Sioux counties for soil, water, and range conservation improvements. 

Applications will be scored, ranked, and ultimately awarded based on rankings established by the Board of Directors. The ranking system will allow the cost-share funds to be prioritized in a way that will help with the District’s ground water management goals. Cost-share rates will be at 50 percent of actual cost, with a maximum amount of $5,000 per landowner per practice.   

For more information and a complete list of cost-share practices, visit or call (308) 632-2749.