California NRCS Programs
Contact your local Service Center or NRCS Office
Program Applicant Eligibility Requirements
Related Information: eGov - online USDA user account set-up, Local Work Groups, State Technical Advisory Committee, Technical Service Providers, Program Manuals, eFOTG
NRCS Farm Bill Programs
All Farm Bill Programs have a continuous application sign-up. NRCS periodically announces application cut-offs when applications are ranked for funding. NRCS encourages customers to apply at any time.
Other NRCS Programs
Electronic (eGov) Information
The USDA Service Center Agencies (Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency and Rural Development) provide several services online, and are adding more soon. Instead of driving to a service center, individual registered customers will be able to conduct business online in a secure and protected environment. eAuthentication Self-Registration is where it all starts to request an online user account.
Local Work Groups
Local work groups (LWG) support the locally led conservation effort by coordinating USDA programs with other federal, state, tribal, and local conservation programs to provide an integrated solution to addressing natural resource concerns.
State Technical Advisory Committee
The State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) provides recommendations to the NRCS State Conservationist on NRCS-related issues in California. These issues include: implementation of NRCS programs, advice and comments on NRCS practice standards, and others.
Technical Service Providers
Technical Service Providers (TSP) are conservation professionals from the private sector, non-profit organizations, and public agencies that can provide direct technical assistance and deliver conservation services to landowners and others on behalf of USDA.
Programs Manuals are available on the NRCS eDirectives website.
Electronic Field Office Technical Guide (eFOTG):
The Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) is the primary scientific reference used by NRCS in conservation activities. This guide is now available on-line as the electronic Field Office Technical Guide (eFOTG).
Alan Forkey, Program Manager