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Current Funding Opportunities

updated November 1, 2016

Applications for NRCS Conservation Programs may be submitted and accepted at anytime under a continuous sign-up. The following table lists the cutoff periods for applications for ranking and funding determinations. Applications will continue to be funded at designated application cut-off dates as long as funding is available. 

For more information, contact your local New Jersey NRCS Service Center.


Current Funding Opportunities


Application Cut-off Period

Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)

October 21, 2016

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

November 30, 2016

Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) in New Jersey

National: January 9, 2017

State: TBA 

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

February 3, 2017

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

March 17, 2017

EQIP Conservation Activity Plans

January 20, 2017
March 17, 2017
May 19, 2017

EQIP Energy Initiative

March 17, 2017

EQIP National Water Quality Initiative


EQIP Organic Initiative

March 17, 2017

EQIP Soil Health Initiative

March 17, 2017

EQIP Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW)

March 17, 2017

EQIP Equine Initiative

March 17, 2017

Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) - EQIP Delaware River Watershed Working Lands Conservation Protection (Lead partner: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation)

March 17, 2017

Regional Conservation Partnership (RCPP) - Delaware Bay Soil and Water Quality Protection Initiative (Lead partner: NJ Conservation Foundation)

November 18, 2016

Regional Conservation Partnership (RCPP) - Raritan Basin Partners for Source Water Protection (Lead partner: New Jersey Water Supply Authority)

November 18, 2016