NRCS Announces Conservation Funding Opportunities in Arizona for FY2023
Apply by December 16, 2022 to be considered for this round of funding.
November 16, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing fiscal year 2023 assistance opportunities for agricultural producers and private landowners for key programs, such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
While USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) accepts applications for these programs year-round, Arizona producers and landowners should apply by the December 16, 2022, ranking date to be considered for this year’s funding.
Through conservation programs, NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help producers and landowners make conservation improvements on their land that benefit natural resources and build resiliency.
“NRCS conservation programs are good for Arizona’s natural resources and for your operation’s bottom line,” said Keisha Tatem, NRCS State Conservationist in Arizona. “Whether this is your first time working with NRCS or you want to take conservation to the next level on your land, we encourage you to contact your local NRCS field office to learn more.”
Ranking dates for all programs and states are available at www.nrcs.usda.gov/ranking-dates. Applications received after ranking dates will be automatically deferred to the next funding period.
Producers, landowners and forest managers interested in applying for assistance should contact the NRCS at their local USDA Service Center.