Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
Conservation Incentive Program Fact Sheet

  • Program Name: Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
  • Abbreviation: BMP Loan Program
  • Primary Goal: Provide a source of low interest financing which will encourage the use of specific best management practices which reduce or eliminate the impact of Agricultural Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution to Virginia's waters. The goal of this program is to help reduce or eliminate pollution of state waters from the Commonwealth's agricultural operations.
  • Contact Agency: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
  • Where Applicable: Statewide.
  • Other Sources of Information: Virginia Agricultural BMP loan Program Guidelines Information.

Prepared by Virginia State Technical Advisory Committee.

Program Description and Requirements

Loan request will be accepted by Mr. Don Wanpler at DEQ. The interest rate is 3% per year. The term of the loan coincides with the life span of the practice.

To be eligible for the loan, the BMP practice must be included in a conservation plan approved by the local SWCD board. The minimum loan amount is $5,000 with no maximum limit. Eligible BMP's include 23 structural practices such as animal waste facilities, loafing lot management, and grazing land protection.

The loans will be administered through certain participation lending institutions.


Van Gallier
Construction Assistance Program
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P. O. Box 10009
Richmond, VA 23240
Phone: 804.698.4243 or 804.698.4130

All programs, activities, and services of the conservation partnership are available to people on a nondiscriminatory basis regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, physical ability, political affiliation, and marital or familial status. We are all equal opportunity employers.

Last modified: Thursday, 06-Nov-2014 10:18:27 EST