Funding available to Indiana farmers in WLEB to improve water quality

Photo courtesy Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Funding is now available for Indiana farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin to help implement conservation practices on their land.  The funds, made possible through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, will assist farmers in implementing practices that keep nutrients on fields and improve watersheds.  Counties in the Western Lake Erie Basin include parts of Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Noble, Steuben, and Wells

Indiana-eligible practices for this funding period include filter strips, structures for water control, habitat planting, livestock management, and nutrient management. 

While NRCS accepts program applications year-round, Indiana producers and landowners should apply by Jan. 20, 2023 to be considered for the current RCPP-WLEB funding cycle. Applications received after Jan. 20 will automatically be considered during the next funding cycle.

Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio each receive a portion of the funding with the goal of reducing downstream runoff and decreasing harmful algal blooms and phosphorus levels.

For more information or to submit an application, contact your local district conservationist by visiting

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