VSWCD Financial Assistance Program                        July 1st to September 30th 2020                 

Starting July 1st 2020, the District Assistance Program has been updated to reach more effectively the various communities of the District.  There are 3 applications for assistance:

1) The Standard Conservation Project Application available July 1st thru September 30th 2020

2)The Stand-Alone Practices Application  is available all year first come first serve for available funding.

3) Soil Testing Application is available all year.


Please read our Program Overview below for more information about the available assistance in fiscal year 2021 starting July 1st 2020 thru to June 30th 2021.  Applications are provided below also.  The applications are not fillable online at this time.  If you would like hard copy sent by mail for completing please call our office at 864-8914.


On February 22nd 2016, The Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District (VSWCD) approved implementation of a financial assistance program for preservation of soil and water, and the natural landscapes that protect and enhance the quality and resilience of these critical resources.  This program has been established to promote conservation practices which can be used across different landscapes including rural, urban, wildland urban interface (WUI), rangeland, and agricultural lands within the Middle Rio Grande Valley floodplain, uplands, and mesas.  




VSWCD Financial Assistance Program Overview
FY 2021 - Find out what the District has available.
2021 VSWCD FA Program [narrative]Version[...]
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Standard Conservation Project Application
2021 VSWCD Standard Conservation Proj Ap[...]
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Stand-Alone Practice Application
2021 VSWCD Stand-Alone Application JUL20[...]
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<<At present, the District is honoring selections for native plantings listed in the NM Chapter of the Native Plant Society - here is the link to the guide on theire website or if you would like a hard copy please contact the office:  we have limited supply of the 'Central NM Gardens - A Native Plant Selection Guide' >https://www.npsnm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Central-NM-Gardens-2018.pdf

Conservation Practices and Ranking information
2021 VSWCD Conservation Practices List.p[...]
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Conservation Practices - U.S. Dept. of Ag Natural Resources Conservation Service Codes Reference
NRCS CODES REFERENCE - 2020 New_Mexico_E[...]
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Soil Testing Application
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Year End Reports for fiscal year 2020 will be posted here soon.  Following is one awardees story.  Look for more success stories coming soon from awardees in our communities.

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Valencia SWCD

PO Box 170

Belen, NM 87002


Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM  87002


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2021 Holiday Schedule
Office and grounds will be closed in observance of these days.

Monday, May 31st Memorial Day


Monday, July 5th, Fourth of July Federal Observance Holiday


Monday, September 6th Labor Day

Monday, October 11th Columbus Day

Thursday, November 11th Veterans Day

Thursday, November 25th Thanksgiving Day

Saturday, December 25th Christmas Day

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