NRCS Nov 29
The NRCS Announces Conservation Funding Opportunities for FY2022
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced fiscal year 2022 assistance opportunities for agricultural producers and private land-owners for key programs, such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Conservation Stewardship Program, and Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. While the National Recources Conservation Service accepts applications for these programs year-round, producers and landowners should apply by state-specific, application cutoff dates to be considered for this year’s funding.
California Application Cutoff Dates Sign-up Period 1 for EQIP is December 10, 2021
Sign-up Period 2 for EQIP is April 1, 2022, EQIP -Sage Grouse Initiative, May 6, 2022. CSP is April 1, 2022 and ACEP is December 1, 2021. Applying for Assistance the NRCS accepts applications for its conservation programs year-round.
State Technical Committees, composed of producers and landowners, work with the NRCS to set state-specific, ranking dates to evaluate applications for funding. These dates account for producer needs, staff work-load, and ensure potential participants have ample opportunity to apply. Producers should apply by California-specific ranking dates to be considered for funding in the current cycle. Funding is provided through a competitive process. Ranking dates for all programs and states are available at nrcs.usda.gov/staterankingdates.