Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP)

CCAP Purpose & Goals
The rapid urbanization that affects water quality has become extremely important as North Carolina's land use continues to change.

CCAP can help educate landowners on water quality, stormwater management and retrofit practices to treat stormwater runoff.

CCAP is a voluntary, incentive-based program designed to improve water quality through the installation of various best management practices (BMPs) on urban, suburban and rural lands not directly involved with agriculture production.
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  • CCAP cost‐share is only eligible on backyard rain garden, bioretention area, backyard wetland, or storm water wetland projects where the proposed BMP size is equal to at least 30% of the recommended design size, as determined by the Simple method.
  • Permit fees required for any CCAP BMP are not eligible to receive cost share assistance.
  • Single‐family homes should have a certificate of occupancy for three years or more
  • Sites must have been developed for three years or more to be eligible for cost share assistance and must be released from sedimentation erosion control permits, other than single‐family homes
  • The minimum life of all practices is 10 years. For single‐family home sites.


Eligible landowners may include homeowners, businesses, schools, parks and publicly owned lands.

How to Apply

Visit the Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation office where technicians will help you submit an application and schedule a field visit to your area that you would like to implement CCAP. The application will then be ranked based on resource concerns identified in the county.

Some restrictions may apply depending on the type of operation, best Management Practice, or a relevant Soil and Water Conservation Commission Policy.

More Information

For more information and a complete list of CCAP requirements please visit the NC Soil and Water Conservation CCAP website.