CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM
US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA), USDA NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SEVICE (NRCS)
The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps land managers with conservation activities to promote the long term sustainability of agricultural production and provide environmental benefits, such as, habitat for wildlife and improved water quality.
Deadline to Apply
February 3, 2017.
Individuals, businesses, and NGO’s who are within the limits of the USDA Adjusted Gross Income requirement, are in compliance with USDA Highly Erodible Land and Wetland requirements, and have control of the land for 5 years.
Tribal governments are also eligible.
Contact NRCS for additional information.
Funding Potential for Award–Determined annually.
Range of Awards–Each state is provided a maximum amount of acres that can be enrolled in the program each year. For New Mexico this varies between 300,000-600,000 acres.
Funding Cycle – Duration–Contracts are in place for 5 years and participants have the option to renew for another 5 years.
Source of Funds–This is a federally funded program managed by the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Deadline–Determined each year usually in early spring.
How to Apply–Visit the New Mexico NRCS website http://www.nm.nrcs.usda.gov/programs or contact a local NRCS field office.
Selection Criteria & Decision Authority–Applications are evaluated and ranked at the State level. Selections are based on the ranking score and fund availability.
Agricultural Act of 2014
Environmental Quality Incentive Program
Frequently Asked Questions:
Please contact the USDA NRCS with questions.