People that are leasing land for farm animals can be eligible for the rebate with the landowner’s permission. You will need to have a letter from the landowner approving the installation of the BMP or have the landowner sign the rebate application with you.
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A farm planner at the Whatcom Conservation District will help review your eligibility for the rebate program. Call 360.526.2381 for more information.
There are four criteria that must be met to be eligible for the small farm improvements rebate.
Submit application materials by mail or in-person at Whatcom County Public Works- Natural Resources, Attn: Small Farm Rebate Program, 322 N. Commercial, 2nd Floor, Bellingham, WA 98225 or email to [email protected]. The office is located in the tall gray and blue building across the street from the Bellingham Public Library.
You will receive the rebate application at your workshop or site visit. You will need to submit:
Rebates are available to reimburse up to a total of $300 of eligible costs, based upon actual expenses.
Management practices are not one size fits all for farms. This is a grant funded program with a goal of connecting you with farm planners that can discuss siting and materials so your new BMP works the best it can to reduce mud and protect water quality.
Rebate applications are typically processed within 4-6 weeks. You will receive a check at the mailing address you indicated on your rebate application. If you have not received a rebate within two months of submitting your application, please contact the PIC Program at [email protected].
Funding is limited, so participants are encouraged to submit materials as early as possible. Rebates will be rewarded in the order they were received until funding is exhausted.
Nope! You should be all set. We will contact you if we need any additional information.
No, each “farm area” * is eligible for one rebate (one BMP).
*“Farm areas” are defined for this program as adjoining parcels with farm animals under the same land ownership. Each “farm area” is eligible for one rebate (one BMP). If a landowner has more than one separate “farm areas”, each “farm area” is eligible for a rebate. Separate rebate applications must be submitted for each “farm area”.
Processing time ranges anywhere from 4-6 weeks; if you have not received a rebate within two months of submitting your materials, please contact contact the PIC Program at [email protected].