Virginia Conservation Assistance Program

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Project Funding Now Available to Property Owners! 

The City of Fairfax established a partnership with the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) to extend the NVSWCD administration of the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) into the boundaries of the City of Fairfax.

What is VCAP?:

VCAP is a cost-share program that provides financial and educational assistance for property owners to install eligible conservation practices such as rain gardens, constructed wetlands, and green roofs.

These practices can be installed in areas of your yard where problems like erosion, poor drainage, or poor vegetation occur. Qualified sites shall be used for residential, commercial, or recreational purposes with a proposed practice that addresses a need.


  • Reimbursement of up to 75% of the entire project cost (reimbursement varies by project and applicant type)
  • Help protect the City's streams and water quality
  • Restore problems areas
  • Re-vegetate bare spots
  • Promote wildlife habitat

Who Can Apply?:

Property owners, such as homeowners, community associations, places of worship, and businesses in the City of Fairfax and Fairfax County.  

How to Apply?: 

For more information and to apply for the VCAP program, visit: