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Programs & Deadlines

Applications for the following programs are accepted on a continuous basis:

Due Date  Program(s)  Activity
8/18/2021    EQIP - CSAF EQIP-Climate Smart eligibility deadline
8/27/2021    CSP Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Obligation Deadline for PA
9/17/2021   EQIP - CSAF EQIP-Climate Smart obligation deadline
9/21/2021   CRP/CREP CRP/CREP Planning Deadline
9/30/2021  EQIP and AMA National EQIP and AMA Obligations complete

Applications are reviewed as funds are available, and financial assistance offered to the highest ranking applicants. People interested in conservation program funding assistance should not wait until a formally announced ranking period to apply.

The following are dates when NRCS will review and rank all applications received, for the specific listed option, for the 2018 fiscal year.  Potential applicants interested in these options are encouraged to have an updated application filed with their local NRCS office by the listed date.



Ryan Cornelius
EQIP Program Manager
(717) 237-2201

Scott Heckman
Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
(717) 237-2216


Last updated:  May 24, 2021


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