Cost Share and Technical Assistance

Interested in installing a rain garden or a rain barrel? Think that converting your roof to a green roof or your driveway to pervious pavement is for you? We have a program for that! WREC will provide up to 75% of the total cost associated with installing these and other practices! Contact the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation for details on how you can participate or download the application form.

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The Wabash River Enhancement Corporation is accepting applications for our cost-share program. This cost-share program will provide up to 75% of the total cost for urban and agricultural projects focused on improving water quality in the Region of the Great Bend of the Wabash River wateshed. To obtain funding, projects must meet three requirements:

  1. The parcel must be located within a critical area (shaded green in figure to the left).
  2. Practices must be included on our fundable projects list.
  3. Projects must be approved by our steering committee and our funder, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, prior to installation.

How Our Program Works

Download a paper application or submit your application online. WREC staff will contact you once we receive your application to discuss your project, obtain site plans and photographs, and determine any additional needs to process your application. All projects will be ranked using our standardized urban and agricultural ranking forms, then reviewed by our urban and agricultural committees to determine funding for top projects.

Completed project applications will be reviewed no less than monthly. Once reviewed, WREC staff will forward applications to our funding agency for approval. Once approved, WREC staff will meet with grant recipients to sign contracts and discuss project specifics. No work can be complete prior to contract signature. Additionally, all work must be completed on a reimbursement basis. Any work completed before signature will not be reimbursed.

Agricultural Cost-Share Program

Agricultural landowners in our target area have a unique opportunity to improve water quality in the Wabash River.  Landowners in our target area are eligible for assistance of up to 75% of the cost of design and installation of specific green practices. To learn more about our program download our brochure.

Agricultural projects we fund: Buffer strips, Conservation tillage, Cover crops, Grassed waterways, Nutrient and pest management, Prescribed grazing, Streambank stabilization, Turf to prairie conversion, Tree planting, Two-stage ditch construction, Bioreactor, Drainage water management

Urban Cost-Share Program

Urban landowners in our target area have a unique opportunity to improve water quality in the Wabash River.  Landowners in Lafayette, West Lafayette and most of Tippecanoe County are eligible for assistance of up to 75% of the cost of design and installation of specific green practices. To learn more about our program download our brochure.

Urban projects we fund: Rain gardens, Rain barrels, Pervious pavement, Native plants, Trees, Bioswales, Green roofs, Streambank stabilization, Turf to prairie conversion, Turf to tree conversion, and Infrastucture retrofits

Technical assistance is free and we're offering urban landowners free consultation services. Contact Sara Peel of the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation at speel@wabashriver.net or 765-337-9100 to schedule your walk through. In December, we will offer landowners an opportunity to schedule property walk throughs to discuss potential projects. All requests will be honored on a first-come-first-served basis. All landowners will be contacted with their scheduled date and time. Additional dates will be scheduled as needed.

NOTE: Participation in this consultation does not guarantee project funding.
Learn more about our cost-share program online at www.wabashriver.net/costshare.