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Ranking Dates

NRCS accepts applications for its conservation programs year-round. You should apply by your state’s ranking dates to be considered for funding in the current cycle. Funding is provided through a competitive process.

Below you’ll find ranking dates for NRCS key programs:

Some states have also announced ranking dates for other programs, including:

  • EQIP Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry (EQIP-CSAF)
  • EQIP Conservation Incentive Contracts (EQIP-CIC)
  • CSP Grasslands Conservation Initiative (CSP-GCI) 
  • state-specific RCPP programs.

If you apply after the listed program ranking date, NRCS will automatically consider your application during the next funding cycle.


Application Ranking Dates by State

2022 Application Ranking Dates | States A - H | States I - M | States N - P | States R - W

Alabama

  • ACEP, November 18, 2022
  • CSP, November 18, 2022
  • EQIP, November 18, 2022

Alaska

  • ACEP, November 30, 2022
  • CSP, December 16, 2022
  • EQIP, November 18, 2022 and February 24, 2023 

Arizona

  • ACEP, December 16, 2022
  • CSP, December 16, 2022
  • EQIP, December 16, 2022 

Arkansas

  • ACEP, December 2, 2022
  • CSP, TBD
  • EQIP, November 4, 2022 

California

  • ACEP, December 16, 2022
  • CSP, December 9, 2022
  • EQIP, December 9, 2022

Caribbean Area

  • ACEP, April 28, 2023
  • CSP, December 30, 2022
  • EQIP, January 20, 2023 

Colorado

  • ACEP, February 17, 2023
  • CSP, December 1, 2022
  • EQIP, December 1, 2022 

Connecticut

  • ACEP-ALE, January 31, 2023
  • ACEP-WRE, November 30, 2022
  • AMA, October 31, 2022
  • CSP, December 16, 2022
  • EQIP, October 31, 2022

Delaware

  • ACEP, October 31, 2022
  • AMA, November 18, 2022, March 17, 2023 and May 19, 2023
  • CSP, April 8, 2023
  • EQIP, November 18, 2022, March 17, 2023 and May 19, 2023 

Florida

  • ACEP, January 21, 2023
  • CSP, February 3, 2023
  • EQIP, October 7, 2022 

Georgia

  • ACEP, October 7, 2022
  • CSP, November 4, 2022
  • EQIP, March 31, 2023

Idaho

  • ACEP, January 13, 2023
  • CSP, January 27, 2023
  • EQIP, October 7, 2022 and April 7, 2023

Illinois

  • ACEP, December 23, 2022
  • CSP, February 3, 2023
  • EQIP, January 6, 2023 

Indiana

  • ACEP, November 15, 2022 and January 17, 2023
  • CSP, January 20, 2023
  • EQIP, December 16, 2023 

Iowa

  • ACEP, October 7, 2022 and March 17, 2023
  • CSP, October 7, 2022 and March 17, 2023
  • EQIP, October 7, 2022 and March 17, 2023

Kansas

  • ACEP, January 6, 2023 and March 3, 2023
  • CSP, November 4, 2022
  • EQIP, November 4, 2022 

Kentucky

  • ACEP, December 1, 2022
  • CSP, TBD
  • EQIP, November 4, 2022 

Louisiana

  • ACEP, September 30, 2022
  • CSP, January 20, 2023 and April 21, 2023
  • EQIP, November 18, 2022 

Maine

  • ACEP, November 17, 2022
  • AMA, August 26, 2022
  • CSP, August 26, 2022
  • EQIP, August 26, 2022 and February 24, 2023 

Maryland

  • ACEP, January 6, 2023
  • AMA, TBD
  • CSP, TBD
  • EQIP, TBD

Massachusetts

  • ACEP, December 30, 2022
  • AMA, February 17, 2023 and May 18, 2023
  • CSP, October 21, 2022
  • EQIP, February 17, 2023 and May 19, 2023 

Michigan

  • ACEP, November 7, 2022
  • CSP, March 31, 2023
  • EQIP, December 2, 2022 

Minnesota

  • ACEP, TBD
  • CSP, February 10, 2023
  • EQIP, November 18, 2022 

Mississippi

  • ACEP, October 28, 2022
  • CSP, February 1, 2023
  • EQIP, October 28, 2022

Missouri

  • ACEP, December 2, 2022
  • CSP, November 18, 2022
  • EQIP, November 18, 2022 

Montana

  • ACEP, December 31, 2022
  • CSP, October 28, 2022
  • EQIP, October 28, 2022 

Nebraska

  • ACEP, November 18, 2022
  • CSP, November 18, 2022
  • EQIP, November 18, 2022 

Nevada

  • ACEP, January 20, 2023
  • AMA, November 18, 2022
  • CSP, April 7, 2023
  • EQIP, November 18, 2022 

New Hampshire

  • ACEP, November 30, 2022
  • AMA, November 30, 2022
  • CSP, November 30, 2022
  • EQIP, November 30, 2022 

New Jersey

  • ACEP, October 31, 2022
  • AMA, September 23, 2022
  • CSP, September 23, 2022
  • EQIP, September 23, 2022 

New Mexico

  • ACEP, November 18, 2022
  • CSP, November 18, 2022
  • EQIP, November 18, 2022 

New York

  • ACEP
  • AMA
  • CSP
  • EQIP 

North Carolina

  • ACEP, November 18, 2022
  • CSP, October 14, 2022
  • EQIP, October 14, 2022 

North Dakota

  • ACEP, November 4, 2022
  • CSP, November 10, 2022
  • EQIP, February 3, 2023 

Ohio

  • ACEP-Agricultural Land Easements, December 16, 2022
  • ACEP-Wetland Reserve Easements, February, 17, 2023
  • CSP, April 7, 2023
  • EQIP, November 14, 2022 

Oklahoma

  • ACEP, December 2, 2022
  • CSP, March 3, 2023
  • EQIP, December 9, 2022 

Oregon

  • ACEP, February 2, 2023
  • CSP, TBD
  • EQIP, November 18, 2022 

Pacific Islands Area

  • ACEP, November 18, 2022
  • AMA, November 18, 2022
  • CSP, TBD
  • EQIP, November 18, 2022 

Pennsylvania

  • ACEP, December 30, 2022
  • AMA, November 1, 2022, January 1, 2023, March 1, 2023 and May 1, 2023
  • CSP, January 1, 2023
  • EQIP, November 1, 2022, January 1, 2023, March 1, 2023 and May 1, 2023

Rhode Island

  • ACEP, December 16, 2022
  • AMA, December 16, 2022
  • CSP, December 16, 2022
  • EQIP, December 16, 2022 

South Carolina

  • ACEP, December 2, 2022
  • CSP, April 14, 2023
  • EQIP, October 14, 2022

South Dakota

  • ACEP, November 4, 2022
  • CSP
  • EQIP 

Tennessee

  • ACEP, November 4, 2022
  • CSP, February 3, 2023
  • EQIP, November 18, 2022 

Texas

  • ACEP, November 4, 2022
  • CSP, February 24, 2023
  • EQIP, November 4, 2022 

Utah

  • ACEP, October 14, 2022
  • AMA, October 14, 2022
  • CSP, October 14, 2022
  • EQIP, October 14, 2022 

Vermont

  • ACEP, February 10, 2023
  • AMA, November 18, 2022
  • CSP, October 21, 2022
  • EQIP, November 18, 2022 

Virginia

  • ACEP, November 4, 2022
  • CSP, November 4, 2022
  • EQIP, November 4, 2022 

Washington

  • ACEP, November 14, 2022
  • CSP, October 13, 2022
  • EQIP, October 13, 2022 

West Virginia

  • ACEP. November 18, 2022
  • AMA, December 16, 2022
  • CSP, October 14, 2022
  • EQIP, December 16, 2022

Wisconsin

  • ACEP, October 31, 2022
  • CSP, February 10, 2023
  • EQIP, November 4, 2022 

Wyoming

  • ACEP, November 23, 2022 and January 18, 2023
  • AMA, November 23, 2022
  • CSP, November 23, 2022
  • EQIP, November 23, 2022