Available Cost-Share Funds from FDACS

Kelsey FryLegislative, Water

FDACS PatchThe Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) Office of Agricultural Water Policy has released a statement that pertains to producers within certain districts who are willing to purchase equipment and be honored up to a 75 percent reimbursement on the equipment invoice.

The funds are being administered through Marion County and Putnam County soil and water conservation districts.

Hugh Thomas, with the Office of Agricultural Water Policy, says that there are some funds available to assist producers who purchase equipment for conservation and water-quality protection. There are two levels of cost-share available, depending on the price of the equipment and the purpose it serves.

The time frame for this funding is very short, and purchases and all related paperwork are due by mid-June for the end of this fiscal year. However, the next fiscal year is right around the corner, and the cost-share funds will be replenished. Thomas says that the next fiscal year’s funds will be available as of July 1, 2016.

Thomas says that the cost-share is for agricultural producers to assist them in implementing best management practices.

To hear more information, and find examples of equipment eligible for cost-share, please contact :

  • Rance Ellis (Maitland, FL)   Rance.Ellis@FreshFromFlorida.com
  • Nick Gordano (Ocala, FL)    nick.mswcd@yahoo.com
  • Jody Lee (Palatka, FL)          Jody.Lee@freshfromflorida.com

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