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Current Funding Opportunities

 

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

Program

Application Cut-off Period

Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)

November 20, 2020

AMA High Tunnel Initiative

November 20, 2020

AMA Cropland

November 20, 2020

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

 

May 20, 2021

TBD

Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) in New Jersey

TBD

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

May 21, 2021

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

November 20, 2020

EQIP Aquaculture

November 20, 2020

EQIP Beginning Farmer

November, 20, 2020

EQIP Conservation Activity Plans

November 20, 2020

          EQIP Highly Erodible Land

June 18, 2021

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
November 20, 2020

EQIP National Water Quality Initiative

November 20, 2020

EQIP On Farm Energy Initiative

November 20, 2020

EQIP Organic Initiative

November 20, 2020

EQIP Soil Health Initiative

November 20, 2020

EQIP Socially Disadvantaged Producers

November 20, 2020

EQIP Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW)

November 20, 2020

EQIP Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Golden Winged-Warbler

April 30, 2021

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)

November 20, 2020

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

  • Available in portions of Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties
May 20, 2021

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

November 20, 2020