The Carroll County Soil Conservation District (SCD) has been approved for a $55,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) Agricultural Resources Conservation Fund to assist landowners who install Best Management Practices in certain watersheds of Carroll County for fiscal year 2019. Guidelines are set by TDA on how the cost-share money is implemented. Best Management Practices such as Cover Crops, Grade Control Structures, Water and Sediment Control Basins, Underground Outlets, Livestock Watering Facilities, and Cross Fencing are some of the practices eligible for cost-share assistance.
The sign-up period runs through August 3rd. Priority is given to landowners who have not received cost-share assistance during the past two years. After the end of the sign-up, the soil conservation district board will randomly draw names to select the order in which funding is distributed. Cost-share is on a 75% basis of the total cost of implementing the project. To sign up for TDA cost-share, come by the USDA Service Center at 630 High Street in Huntingdon. Office hours are 8:00-4:00, Monday-Friday. For more information contact the Carroll County SCD at (731) 209-4153 ext. 3.