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Programs

NRCS's programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters. Application for these programs is continuous; however, periodically NRCS will announce a cut off date for yearly funding. See our news releases or the appropriate program site below for more information.

En Español: El Servicio de Conservación de Recursos Naturales (NRCS el Departamento de Agricultura) en Florida invita a los agricultores y ganaderos a presentar solicitudes para varios programas de conservación. La participación en todos los programas es voluntaria. Para obtener más información sobre los programas de asistencia técnica y financiera de NRCS visite el siguiente sitio web: Informacion de NRCS en Español​

Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)  

CTA is the heart of what NRCS does. Conservationists provide free technical expertise and conservation planning for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to make improvements to their land. Staff in field offices located close by will work one-on-one with you to address a wide range of practices, from making your irrigation system more efficient, mitigating erosion to improving your pastureland. Your conservation plan will serve as a springboard for participating in financial assistance programs available through the Farm Bill. Contact your local NRCS office to learn more or go to our Get Started with NRCS webpage.

Farm Bill

Our financial assistance programs include the following:

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)​

Special Initiative funding may be available to producers engaged in specific kinds of agricultural activities, located in specific geographic locations, or opportunities associated with agency approved initiatives, funded through EQIP:

Easement Programs

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)  

Includes information on the Agricultural Land Easement and the Wetland Reserve Easement components and the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership.

Landscape Initiatives

NRCS uses landscape conservation initiatives to accelerate the results and enhance the locally driven process to better address nationally and regionally important conservation goals that transcend localities. Landscape conservation initiatives available in Florida are:

Partnership Program

Partnership programs promote coordination between NRCS and its partners to deliver conservation assistance to producers and landowners.

Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)

Other Programs

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Plant Materials - Brooksville, Florida (PMC)
Soil Survey 
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)

National Program Information


Program Contacts

Contact your local USDA - NRCS Service Center staff or
Jeffrey Woods, financial assistance programs, 352-338-9515, or
Roney Gutierrez, easement programs, 352-338-9502.