Application “batching” deadlines for this fiscal year’s Conservation Stewardship Program have not been set.
The application process includes:
An application for assistance (NRCS-CPA-1200),
A map of the participant’s agricultural operation showing eligible and ineligible lands under the participants control, and
Current records at the Farm Services Agency.
Renewal applications also require a NRCS-CCC-1248
Please contact your local NRCS field office for additional information and/or copies of the required application materials.
The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is a voluntary conservation program that encourages producers to address resource concerns in a comprehensive manner by:
Undertaking additional conservation activities; and
Improving, maintaining, and managing existing conservation activities.
CSP is available on Tribal and private agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest land in all 50 States and the Caribbean and Pacific Islands Areas. The program provides equitable access to all producers, regardless of operation size, crops produced, or geographic location. The Secretary of Agriculture has delegated the authority for CSP to the NRCS Chief.