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Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program

Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program

The Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP) provides matching funds to help purchase development rights to keep productive farm and ranchland in agricultural uses. Working through existing programs, USDA partners with State, tribal, or local governments and non-governmental organizations to acquire conservation easements or other interests in land from landowners. USDA provides up to 50 percent of the fair market easement value of the conservation easement.

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FY2011 Application Package Checklist (Entity completes) (PDF; 24 KB)
SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Entity completes) (PDF; 93 KB)
Sf-424 A Budget Information Non-Construction Programs (Entity completes) (PDF; 312 KB)
SF-424B Assurances Non-Construction Programs (Entity completes) (PDF; 38 KB)
Parcel Ranking Workbook (Entity completes) (XLSX; 3 MB)
Maryland Vendor Code Worksheet (Entity completes) (PDF; 31 KB)
AD-1026 - Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification (Landowner completes) (PDF; 101 KB)
CCC-926 - Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Statement (Landowner completes) (PDF; 122 KB)
NRCS-CPA-1200 - Conservation Program Application (PDF; 40 KB) (Landowner completes) (PDF; 294 KB)
NRCS-CPA-1200 FRPP Instructions (PDF; 11 KB)
Example of FRPP Conservation Easement Deed (PDF; 185 KB)

 

SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (PDF; 124 KB)
AD-1026 - Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification
CCC-926 - Average Adujusted Gross Income (AGI) Statement
NRCS-CPA-1200 - Conservation Program Application (PDF; 40 KB)
FY2010 Application Package Checklist (PDF; 17 KB)
Appraisal Standards (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Parcel Workbook (XLS; 2 MB)
Example FRPP Conservation Easement Deed – 2008 Farm Bill (PDF; 184 KB)
Use of the Land Evaluation and Site Assessment (LESA) System for Potential Farmland Protection Program Easement Lands

National Program Information

Additional Resources

For Archival Purposes Only

FRPP Application Information, 2009


Contact

Tiffany Davis
Farm Bill Specialist
Phone: 443.482.2960
Email: tiffany.davis@md.usda.gov

Eric Hines
Assistant State Conservationist - Programs (acting)
Phone: 443.482.2913
Email: eric.hines@md.usda.gov

or your local service center