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Conservation Activity Plan (CAP)

NRCS accepts applications on a continuous basis throughout the year.  However to be considered for FY 2017 funding, applications for development of a CAP will be evaluated and approved until FY 2017 CAP funding is expended.

The FY 2017 batching deadlines for EQIP CAP applications are as follows:

  1. December 16, 2016
  2. February 17, 2017
  3. April 21, 2017
  4. June 23, 2017
  5. August 18, 2017

What Is A Conservation Activity Plan?

A Conservation Activity Plan or CAP can be developed for producers to identify conservation practices needed to address a specific natural resource need. Typically, these plans are specific to certain kinds of land use such as transitioning to organic operations, grazing land, forest land, or can also address a specific resource need such a plan for management of nutrients or to address an air quality concern. With a CAP plan, producers can then apply for financial assistance to implement the needed conservation practices.

Conservation Activity Plans (CAPs):

Conservation Activity Plans Available

Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Cost List Cost List:

Cost List for EQIP Including CAPs - Standard Practice Payment Rates and Historically Underserved Practice Payment Rates

Conservation Activity Plans (CAP) Ranking Tool:

2017 Ranking Tool Coming Soon!  2016 Ranking Tool is noted below.

CAP Ranking Tool (PDF, 80 KB)

Conservation Activity Plans Planning Criteria and Templates:

Conservation Activity Plans Planning Criteria and Templates