Delaware Department of

Cost Share Programs

Planning Program

A Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) or Animal Waste Management (AWMP) is a strategy to manage the amount, placement, timing, and application of nutrients and is required for anyone who manages more than 10 acres of land on which nutrients are applied, and/or operates an animal operation in excess of 8,000 lbs. of live animals. A NMP must meet the regulations of the Nutrient Management Law and can be developed for your operation at no cost. Payment of cost assistance is contingent upon funding availability. A certified nutrient generator is authorized to write an AWMP for their operation, but the plan must meet the regulations of the Nutrient Management law.

NMP’s can be provided by a certified nutrient consultant. To request a Nutrient Management Plan, contact a private or public Certified Nutrient Consultant, or the State Nutrient Management Program.

To process your application timely, please include a dated invoice along with the appropriate cost assistance application as follows:


Relocation Program

The Nutrient Management Relocation Program is a cost assistance program designed to assist in transporting nutrients (manure) from areas of excess to areas in need of nutrients. Many farms are dealing with excess manure, namely poultry litter, and need to export the manure in order to balance crop nutrient demands. The Delaware Nutrient Management Program provides financial assistance for the cost of Delaware manure to alternative use projects or farms in need of nutrients.

Any farmer, person, or business can apply for assistance as long as they take responsibility for meeting transport standards and follow the Relocation Program Guidelines.

To apply for cost assistance, you must submit an application to the Delaware Nutrient Management Program. Once your application has been approved, you will receive a letter of approval and a Claim for Payment form. After completion of the manure transport, you must send in the Claim for Payment form and the weight slips for payment. Payment of cost assistance is contingent upon funding availability.


What Do I Need to Know to Receive Funds?

Always check the requirements of the program for which you are applying. If you will receive funding from the Delaware Department of Agriculture, applicants must complete a W-9 form online ( prior to receiving payment.

The State of Delaware does not accept the federal W-9 form. Registration, updates or changes, must be made through the eSupplier portal at

Note: If you select ACH for payment, it will be deposited directly into the account you provide. This does expedite the payment process.

To register for the first time as a supplier with the State of Delaware, the New Supplier Registration Guide will help walk you through the process.

If you still have questions, visit the State of Delaware’s Division of Accounting W-9 Frequently Asked Questions.

If you signed up in the past as a supplier to receive payment, you may still need to update your information to reactivate your account.

For questions regarding Supplier Maintenance that you have not been able to answer via the links above, contact:

Delaware Division of Accounting
820 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 200
Dover, DE 19904
Ph: 302-526-5600


Please contact the Delaware Nutrient Management Program if you have any questions or require more information on the cost-share programs.

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