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Virginia Conservation Assistance Program

The Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) is a program that helps HOAs, individual homeowners, schools, places of worship, and other communities with urban soil erosion and water runoff.​
Application Process
Resources

Every Soil and Water Conservation District manages the VCAP program differently. Due to the popularity of the program, our limited staff, and other commitments for the county and state, we can only review a few practices a year.

Applications for VCAP is now open for Prince William County residents! We will be accepting applications until the end of April 30, 2020. After this date, we will not accept any new applications until our next application period (which will start on January 4, 2021). You will be contacted on whether or not your application has been accepted around June-July 2020.

How to apply:

  1. Determine if you have an erosion or water quality problem on your property

  2. Look at the options available at https://vaswcd.org/vcap.

  3. Fill out and submit this form: Site Visit Request Form
    This year, photos are a requirement with your application; please make sure to attach photos along with your Site Visit Request Form. Copying and attaching photos in a .doc or .pdf is acceptable.

  4. Forms can be e-mailed to nicoleethier@pwswcd.org. You can also drop it off or snail mail it to Nicole Slazinski, Attn: VCAP, 8850 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, VA 20109. For directions to our office, click here.

When submitting an application, here are some things we look for:

  • A significant  water quality/erosion problem that needs to be solved

  • Properties that are adjacent to a waterbody/waterway

  • Visibility to the public (can someone casually driving by see it?)

If you are unsure about your project, remember that it never hurts to apply!

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Slazinski at 571-379-7514, nicoleethier@pwswcd.org.

Important Note:

If you start/finish a VCAP practice before your application is approved, you will not be eligible for VCAP for that particular practice.

Forms

You do not need to fill out any of the forms below until after we meet with you.

For the most updated forms, click here.

Do not worry about contract numbers; we'll provide that information.

  • Form 1: Application

  • Form 2: Job Sheet  We can give you your Hydrologic Unit Code and GPS Coordinates

  • Form 3: Landowner Agreement

  • Form 4: Transfer of Responsibility

  • Form 5: Liability Release (This form is for anyone who is forgoing the use of a Professional Engineer (PE) only for practices that require one. For more complex practices that require a PE stamp, Form 5 will not be applicable. For questions, please contact Nicole Slazinski at 571-379-7514, nicoleethier@pwswcd.org)

  • Form 7: Cost-Share Adjustment Request

Freedom of Information Actl
Rights of Requesters and the Responsibilities of the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act: The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), located § 2.2-3700 et. seq. of the Code of Virginia, guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.
To request records from our District, direct your request to the FOIA Officer, Jay Yankey. He can be reached at 8850 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, VA 20109, phone (571) 379-7514, email jayyankey@pwswcd.org.

 

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