Residential & Urban Conservation Services


The Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) is an urban cost-share program that provides financial incentives and technical and educational assistance to property owners installing eligible Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Virginia’s participating Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs).

These practices can be installed in areas of your yard where problems like erosion, poor drainage, or poor vegetation occur. Qualified sites shall be used for residential, commercial, or recreational purposes with a proposed practice that addresses a need.

If you are interested in speaking with a District conservation specialist about problem areas on your property and how BMPs can help, including the VCAP program, please complete the Residential Conservation Assistance Request Form, below. 

Residential Conservation Assistance Request Form

Online Yard Design Tool to Help Manage Stormwater Runoff

VCAP Manual