Soil and Water Resource Management

The Deparment of Agruculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) provides funding to the Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD) through its Wisconsin Soil and Water Resource Management Program (SWRM). This grant is used to help fund LWCD staff and other expenditures.  In addition, this grant is used to fund county cost-share agreements with landowners for the installation of conservation practices.  The Winnebago County LWCD annually applies for, receives, and administers this grant program to support the costs associated with putting conservation on the land.  LWCD typically receives $120,000 to $135,000 for staff and expenditure support and $100,000 to $130,000 for cost-share contracts with landowners.