The Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill) provides authority to NRCS to use EQIP financial assistance for practice payments, which includes support for development of Conservation Activity Plans (CAPs). During FY2011, the agency allows the use of 16 CAPs to support priorities of the Department and NRCS. All 16 CAPs are available for use by States through EQIP during FY2011; however, several CAPs are required to be offered in specific States.
For FY 2011, Nebraska NRCS Offers the Following CAPs
102 - Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP), Written
104 - Nutrient Management Plan - Written
110 - Grazing Management Plan - Written
118 - Irrigation Water Management Plan – Written
134 – Conservation Plan Supporting Transition from Irrigation to Dryland Farming Plan – Written
138 - Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition - Written)
See Nebraska eFOTG, Section III for each CAP Technical Criteria. Click here to read more about CAPs.
CAPs Certification Requirements
The following supporting document shall be used for TSPs wanting to certify as providers in developing CAPs. Each CAP certification criteria has generic requirements that are standard for each CAP (i.e. TSP Orientation; NRCS Conservation Planning Course – Part 1 (Modules 1-5); knowledge, skill & understanding in utilizing NRCS Field Office Technical Guide, etc.) need to be met to become certified for CAP development. Each CAP criteria also has specific requirements that need to be satisfied by TSPs for certification (sample plans, state certifications/licensing, education, etc.).