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UGRA Incentive Programs

UGRA offers several incentive programs to encourage land stewardship practices that protect the health of the Guadalupe River. Visit the links below to learn more about each program and view the guidelines and applications.

The Rainwater Catchment Rebate Program promotes water conservation through rainwater harvesting. The program is available to anyone with a Kerr County address and will reimburse eligible applicants up to $500 when they provide proof of purchase of rainwater catchment system equipment.

The Rainwater System Grant Program promotes management of stormwater runoff and water conservation by providing a matching grant reimbursement from $5,000 to $15,000 to fund rainwater catchment systems in Kerr County. The program is open to all nonprofit organizations, schools, and public entities interested in initiating a rainwater catchment system or expanding a current system in Kerr County.

The Water Resources Preservation Grant Program provides cost share funding for design and construction of stormwater management practices. The program provides rebates for a portion of the cost of specific management practices that reduce, infiltrate, filter, and delay stormwater runoff. These types of practices fall under the umbrella terms of Low Impact Development (LID), nature-based solutions, and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI).

The Feral Hog Bounty Program partners with Kerr County to address the threat of feral hogs on water quality by offering a $12 bounty on feral hog tails.  To request a bounty payment, bring your hog tails to Kerr County Animal Services at 3600 Loop 534 in Kerrville or call (830) 257-3100 for more information.  Consider printing the Bounty Application and completing sections 1 - 4 prior to arrival.

The Water Enhancement Cost Share Program provides additional reimbursement to landowners enrolled in USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) brush management programs.  Landowners in the Guadalupe River watershed in Kerr County can receive 25% of the amount reimbursed by NRCS or TSSWCB once they have completed brush management activities.

The Water Professionals Scholarship assists Schreiner University students in their pursuit of a higher education and a potential career in Texas water resources management, conservation or stewardship.