.04 Application Procedures.

A. A person may apply for cost sharing funds for a project on a Departmental request form provided by each local district.

B. Upon request by the applicant, the district shall complete a project technical determination form which shall include an approximate project cost figure. For projects other than nutrient management plans, the district shall recommend whether a critical condition exists on a farm. Cost figures for nutrient management plan development may be calculated by a State-certified and licensed nutrient management consultant using State-designated flat rates.

C. The district shall forward both forms to the Department for review.