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 or June 2019 (grant funds expire at this time).
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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.
At Whatcom County Public Works- Natural Resources Department. The office is located in the tall gray and blue building across the street from the Bellingham Public Library.
You can also mail to:
Attn: Small Farm Rebate Program
322 N. Commercial, Suite 110
Bellingham, WA 98225.
You will receive the rebate application at your workshop. You will need to submit:
Upcoming classes are listed on the Whatcom Conservation District’s website at: http://www.whatcomcd.org/speaker-series. Please contact the Conservation District at 360.526.2381 to register or if you have any questions.
Rebates are available to reimburse up to $200 of eligible costs, based upon actual expenses.
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.
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 Erika Douglas at EDouglas@co.whatcom.wa.us.
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 Erika Douglas at EDouglas@co.whatcom.wa.us.