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LEADS – Erosion Control Structures


Maximum of $20,000


LEADS – Erosion Control Structures program was designed for producers who manage cropland where there are erosion issues that could be addressed with an erosion control structure(s). Projects will focus on construction of soil erosion control structures including: Water and Sediment Control Basins (WaSCoBs), stabilization structures, grassed waterways, and constructed wetlands.

Eligible Applicants

Producers who:

  • Verified, 4th Edition Environmental Farm Plan
  • Proposed project located within the Lake Erie or Lake St. Clair watersheds
  • Completed Farmland Health Check-Up, working with a participating certified crop advisor or professional agrologist
  • Site sketch (hand-drawn or computer-generated) or AgMaps output showing the project location

Eligible Expenses

  • Erosion control structures designed in accordance with OMAFRA Publication 832:
    • Grassed waterways
    • Drop structures
    • Water and Sediment Control Basins (WaSCoBs)
    • Contour terraces
  • Tile inlet upgrades or modifications to reduce sediment or phosphorus loss or enhance (increase) temporary ponding time, as well as decommissioning of inlets that are no longer functional or necessary
  • Tile outlet upgrades or modifications to reduce erosion – all structures must include rigid outlet pipe, rodent gate, proper rock protection with filter cloth underneath
  • Ditch bank and shoreline stabilization, bank shaping, revetment, gabions, riprap, crib walls, re-vegetation, erosion control blankets, bioengineering) for the purpose of reducing bank erosion
  • In-stream control structures to reduce velocity and erosive force of water, and provide fish habitat (e.g., pools and riffles, natural channel design)
  • Vegetative strips of perennial cover planted on the contour within annual crops
  • Constructed wetlands Infrastructure and development costs
  • Consulting and engineering fees
  • Labour costs
  • In-kind contributions

Deadline Date

  Please click the link indicated below for update.


Contact Name: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Phone Number: 1-877-424-1300

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Ontario ,
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