Alabama Agricultural Conservation Development Commission Prgm (AACDCP) - Lee County

Program Summary:
The LCSWCD receives funds for its annual cost-share program from the Alabama Agricultural Conservation Development Commission Program. Each year county landowners are provided financial assistance with conservation practices. In FY2002 $34,000 of cost-share funds were obligated to assist in the completion of practices. Over the last 17 years about $500,000 has been obligated through the District to assist in the conservation effort in Lee County.

Sign-up for the LCSWCD cost-share program occurs annually around August/September. Applications received are ranked according to the State of Alabama Conservation Committee and the Districts' board guidelines. Approved applications are then funded according to rank and availability of funds.

How to Apply:
To apply come by our office located at 600 South 7th Street, Opelika, AL 36801 between the hours of 8:00am to 12:00pm Monday - Friday. For applicants who cannot come in at the dates and times listed above call 334-745-2511 to schedule an appointment.  To sign-up online see the Online Applications Forms below.

District Cost Share Sign-Up:
Call (334) 745-2511 for sign-up dates.

Landowners' applications should be made in person at 600 S. Seventh St., Opelika (Lee County Agricultural Center) in the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and LCSWCD office.

Eligibility requirements state that applicants must own 20 acres or more of land or sell $1,000 of agricultural products per year.

Landowners may request financial assistance for conservation practices associated with erosion control, grazing land improvement, water quality improvement of forestry improvements.

This program helps in funding about 60 percent of the total cost incurred for approved practices. The maximum cost-share grant per landowner is $3,500.

Applicantions received after the sign-up period will only be considered when earlier applications have been serviced.

Anyone unable to come by the office during sign up may call the office for an appointment at 334-745-2511. The district administrative coordinator's hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.



Online Application Forms
Do you meet one or more of these requirements?

  • Own 20 or more acres of land in Lee County, Alabama.
  • Earned $1,000 or more in Agricultural income from land in Lee County, Alabama.

If you answered yes, then go to Step 2. If you answered no, call the District at 334-745-2511 to get more information about conservation programs.

Downloadable forms are in .pdf format. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is a free download from Adobe. Click on the logo below if you do not have this software. Download it and go to STEP 3. If you already have Adobe Acrobat Reader go to the next step.

Open the form and print it out. Fill out the application and send it to the address below.



Contact Alabama Agricultural Conservation Development Commission Prgm (AACDCP) - Lee County

Anne Miller
District Administrative Coordinator
Lee County Soil and Water Conservation District
600 S 7th St.
Opelika, Alabama  36801
Phone: (334) 745-2511


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Alabama