Funding Funding Protocol Must be a member of the FWA ($100 annual membership fee). Must have a completed Farm Assessment. Must submit a cost-estimate and project design. Must have completion date. The Board will make evaluate all requests and make funding decisions based on the following: Project has adequate design and realistic completion date Project has justifiable expenses and documented cost share Generally, projects under $10,000 Projects with greatest water quality impact funded first Projects will be reviewed monthly and funded accordingly. Projects will be funded up to 80% of the total cost. Technical Assistance We can help farmers locate adequate project designs that are available on-line or through FWA partner organizations. We can provide cost share for low cost projects. We will help farmers locate funding sources for more expensive projects. We aid farmers with developing realistic cost estimates to implement the project. Most technical assistance is provided by an individual with farming and NRCS background.