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ACEP-ALE Application Checklist - California

ACEP-ALE Application Requirements

Please submit the following forms and information to the NRCS California State Office:

  • Entity Questionnaire 

  • NRCS-CPA-41* dated 02/2020 or later: NRCS-CPA-41, NRCS-CPA-41 Instructions

    • *CPA-41 may be submitted without CPA 41A application parcel application. No funds are attached to ALE Program Agreement, the Agreement does not identify selection for ALE funding. Program Agreement is required to apply for and potentially obligate ALE-Parcel funding. 

  • SF-1199A Direct Deposit Form (required for each entity acting as a Grantee or Co-Grantee): Applications and Forms

  • Evidence of eligible entity type for each applicant entity and/or co-holder (e.g., 501(c)(3)) 

  • Evidence of active Unique ID SAM registration (UEI) for each entity applicant and/or co-holder 

  • State of Authority or other form denoting signature authority, including signature specimen(s) for each entity applicant and/or co-holder (e.g., articles of incorporation, LLC papers, trust documents, etc.) 

Application packets must be submitted no later than December 16, 2022. Early submissions are encouraged as incomplete application packages will not be considered for funding. Applicants may submit application packets through the following methods:

  1. Email: Electronically submitted applications should be sent to and received no later than December 16, 2022

  2. Mail, FedEx, UPS, or in-person submission: Mail, FedEx, UPS, or in-person submissions must be postmarked by NRCS no later than December 16, 2022. Application packets will be accepted at any California NRCS office. However, the preferred location for mail, FedEx, or UPS is the NRCS State Office at the following address:

Attn: Easement Programs
430 G Street, #4164
Davis, CA 95616


Additional Information

Landowners - To learn more about ALE, contact your local NRCS office. An NRCS conservationist will visit you and evaluate your land to help you determine eligibility for the various components of ACEP. If your land is eligible for ALE and you are looking for an eligible entity to hold your conservation easement, please visit ACEP-ALE for Landowners - FIC.

Eligible Entities - To learn more about ALE, please contact your NRCS state office programs staff to inquire about how you can partner with NRCS to enroll conservation easements on eligible land. You may also visit ACEP-ALE for Entities for additional assistance.



California ACEP-ALE Application Process

A step-by step workflow of the ACEP-ALE application process