WREC Accepting Applications for Cost-Share Program

About the Program
The Wabash River Enhancement Corporation (WREC) continues to accept applications for our cost-share program. This cost-share program will provide up to 75% of the total cost for urban and agricultural projects focused on improving water quality in the Region of the Great Bend of the Wabash River watershed. To obtain funding, projects must meet 3 requirements:
  • The parcel must be located within a critical area shaded green on the map
  • Practices must be included on our fundable projects list
  • Projects must be approved by our steering committee and our funder, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, prior to installation
A map with green shading in the middle to indicate a critical area
How It Works
To start the process, 1st download a paper application (PDF) or submit your application online. Applications are due by noon the 1st Monday, monthly. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis.

WREC staff will contact you once we receive your application to discuss your project, obtain site plans and photographs, and determine any additional needs to process your application. All projects will be ranked using our standardized urban and agricultural ranking forms, then reviewed by our urban and agricultural committees to determine funding for top projects.

Completed project applications will be reviewed no less than monthly. Once reviewed, WREC staff will forward applications to our funding agency for approval. Once approved, WREC staff will meet with grant recipients to sign contracts and discuss project specifics. No work can be complete prior to contract signature. Additionally, all work must be completed on a reimbursement basis. Any work completed before signature will not be reimbursed.

Agricultural Cost-Share Program
Agricultural landowners in our target area have a unique opportunity to improve water quality in the Wabash River. These landowners are eligible for assistance of up to 75% of the cost of design and installation of specific green practices. View our brochure (PDF) to learn more about the program.
Agricultural projects we fund:
  • 2-stage ditch construction
  • Bioreactor
  • Buffer strips
  • Conservation tillage
  • Cover crops
  • Drainage water management

  • Grassed waterways
  • Nutrient and pest management
  • Prescribed grazing
  • Streambank stabilization
  • Turf to prairie conversion
  • Tree planting
Urban Cost-Share Program
Urban landowners in our target area also have a unique opportunity to improve water quality in the Wabash River. Similar to the agricultural landowners, urban landowners in Lafayette, West Lafayette and most of Tippecanoe County are eligible for assistance of up to 75% of the cost of design and installation of specific green practices. To learn more about our program view our brochure (PDF) or visit the website.
Urban projects we fund:
  • Bioswales
  • Green roofs
  • Infrastructure retrofits
  • Native plants
  • Pervious pavement
  • Rain barrels

  • Rain gardens
  • Streambank stabilization
  • Trees
  • Turf to prairie conversion
  • Turf to tree conversion
Technical Assistance
Technical assistance is free and we are offering urban landowners free consultation services. Email Sara Peel of the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation or call 765-337-9100 to schedule your walk through.

We continue to offer landowners an opportunity to schedule property walk-throughs to discuss potential projects. All requests will be honored on a first-come-first-served basis.

Note: Participation in this consultation does not guarantee project funding. Learn more about our cost-share program online.