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Current Funding Opportunities

updated July 10, 2019

Applications for NRCS Conservation Programs may be submitted and accepted at anytime under a continuous sign-up. The table below 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)

  • Available in Salem, Gloucester, Atlantic, Cumberland, and Cape May Counties

April 5, 2019

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

April 17, 2019

Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) in New Jersey

July 14, 2019

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

May 10, 2019

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

August 30, 2019

EQIP Aquaculture

August 30, 2019

EQIP Beginning Farmer

August 30, 2019

EQIP Conservation Activity Plans

August 30, 2019

EQIP High Tunnel Initiative

August 30, 2019

EQIP Local Work Group Fund Pools

  • North: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties
  • Central: Burlington, Camden, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties  
  • South: Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties
August 30, 2019

EQIP National Water Quality Initiative

August 30, 2019

EQIP On Farm Energy Initiative

August 30, 2019

EQIP Organic Initiative

August 30, 2019

EQIP Soil Health Initiative

August 30, 2019

EQIP Socially Disadvantaged Producers

August 30, 2019

EQIP Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW)

August 30, 2019

EQIP Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)  - Delaware River Watershed Working Lands Conservation Protection in New Jersey (National/multi-state agreement) - Lead partner: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

February 28, 2019 for EQIP-eligible projects

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

October 19, 2018

Regional Conservation Partnership (RCPP) - Columbia Dam Removal and Restoration (Lead partner: Nature Conservancy)

March 1. 2019

Regional Conservation Partnership (RCPP) - Black River Greenway-Soil and Water Protection (Lead partner: New Jersey Conservation Foundation)

  • Available in portions of Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties
May 3, 2019

Regional Conservation Partnership (RCPP) - Whole Farm Systems Conservation Trial,”  (Lead partner: State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC)) 

May 24, 2019