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CREP > Approved Practices and Incentives Approved Practices and Incentives

Approved Practices

The following CRP conservation practices are approved for the Indiana CREP:

For riparian areas, the following practices are available provided the land is adjacent to an eligible stream, river or water body, and:

Has a minimum average width of 50 feet and a maximum average width of 120 feet (up to 300 feet in alluvial soils):
           CP2 - Establishment of Permanent Native Grass

Has a minimum average width of 35 feet and a maximum average width of 180 feet (up to an average width of 300 feet in alluvial soils):
          CP3A - Hardwood Tree Planting
          CP4D - Permanent Wildlife Habitat, Noneasement
          CP22 - Riparian Buffer

For buffer areas, the following practices are available provided the land is adjacent to an eligible stream, river or water body, and:

Has a minimum average width of 35 feet and a maximum average width of 120 feet (up to 300 feet average width in alluvial soils):
          CP21 - Filter Strips

For wetland areas
, the following practices are available:
          CP23 - Wetland Restoration is available within the 100-year floodplain
          CP23a - Wetland Restoration - Non-floodplain
          CP31 - Bottom Timber Establishment on Wetland

Federal Incentives

Signing Incentive Payment: A one-time payment at $100/acre for CP-21, CP-22 and CP-31.

Practice Incentive Payment: A one-time payment equal to 40 percent of the eligible reimbursable cost to establish CP21, CP22 and CP31.

Cost-share Assistance: Cost-share of up to 50 percent to install approved conservation practices.

Annual Rental Payment: An annual payment for the life of the contract. The payment consists of the sum of three components:

1. Base Soil Rental Rate: Determined by calculating the normal CRP weighted average soil rental rate for the three predominant soil types using the current posted applicable local soil rental rates for cropland.

2. Incentive Payment of 40 percent of the base rental rate without regard to other incentive payments for all practices offered and eligible for CREP.

3. Annual Maintenance Payment according to regular continuous CRP enrollments.

State Incentives

The State of Indiana will:

Contribute at least 20 percent of the overall costs of implementing the CREP through a combination of annual in-kind services and direct program costs.

Pay to participants a one-time Clean Water Incentive Payment (CWIP)
to participants of $400 per acre for land enrolled in CP3A, CP22, and CP31.

Pay to participants a one-time CWIP to participants of $100 per acre for land enrolled in CP2, CP4D or CP21 and $950 per acre for land enrolled in CP23 and CP23a.

Make direct, one-time payments of $500 for CP3A, CP22 and CP31 acres voluntarily enrolled in permanent easements in a priority area within the Upper White River Watershed.

Make direct, one-time payments of $500 per acre for CP3A, CP22 and CP31 acres voluntarily enrolled in state permanent easements in a priority area within the Tippecanoe Watershed; or $250 per acre for CP3A, CP4D, CP22, CP23, CP23a and CP31 acres voluntarily enrolled in 10-year contract extensions in a priority area within the Tippecanoe Watershed.