State Cost Share Program

The State Cost Share Program provides financial assistance, through cost-share payments to landowners to apply soil and water conservation practices on the land. The purpose of this program is to improve water quality and control soil erosion across the state.

Although you may apply year-round, the program year 22 priority funding period has closed.  Should more funds be made available at a later date, you will be contacted to confirm continued interest.

TCCD’s Cost-Share Program began in 1999. Practices approved for Tulsa County by the Board of Directors include:

Brush Management – The management or removal of woody (non‐herbaceous or succulent) plants including those that are invasive and noxious. Eastern Red Cedar, Ashe Juniper, Redberry Juniper, Oneseed Juniper, and Rocky Mountain Red Cedar.

Herbaceous Weed ControlRemoval or control of herbaceous weeds including invasive, noxious and prohibited plants.

Conservation Cover – Establishing and maintain permanent vegetative cover.

Critical Area Planting – Planting vegetation on highly-erodible or critically-erodible areas to stabilize soil, and reduce damage from sediment and runoff downstream.

Prescribed Burning – Controlled fire applied to a predetermined area.

Pond – A water impoundment made by constructing an embankment, by excavating a dugout, or by a combination of both.

Fencing – A constructed barrier to animals or people. (Does not include temporary fence.)

Firebreak – A permanent or temporary strip of bare or vegetated land planned to retard fire.

Forage and Biomass Planting – Establishing adapted and /or compatible species, varieties, or cultivars of herbaceous species suitable for pasture, hay, or biomass production.

Livestock Pipeline – Pipeline and appurtenances installed to convey water for livestock or wildlife.

Prescribed Grazing – The controlled harvest of vegetation with grazing animals, managed with the intent to achieve a specific objective.

Pumping Plant – A facility that delivers water at a designed pressure and flow rate. Includes the required pump(s), associated power unit(s), plumbing, appurtenances, and may include on‐site fuel or energy source(s), and protective structures.

Critical Area Planting – Planting vegetation on highly-erodible or critically-erodible areas to stabilize soil, and reduce damage from sediment and runoff downstream.

Heavy Use Area Protection – To stabilize a ground surface that is frequently and intensively used by people, animals, or vehicles.

Nutrient Management – Managing the amount (rate), source, placement (method of application), and timing of plant nutrients and soil amendments.

Watering Facility – A means of providing drinking water to livestock or wildlife.

Water Well – A hole drilled, dug, driven, bored, jetted or otherwise constructed into an aquifer for water supply.

Please note that each Cost-Share Program Year has a limited amount of funds available.

If you are interested in applying for the State Cost Share Program please click on the application below. Applications may be submitted via email, fax, mail or in office. Documents require Acrobat Reader

Tulsa County Cost Share Application