Conservation Stewardship Program

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
12/31/2017
Organization: 
USDA
Description: 

Applications accepted continuously. The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns. Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance—the higher the performance, the higher the payment.

Category: 
Stewardship, Conservation
Funding Amount: 
A person or legal entity may not receive more than $200,000 during fiscal years 2014 through 2018. $150 million total program funding.
Matching Funds: 
unknown
Eligibility: 
Eligible lands include private and Tribal agricultural lands, cropland, grassland, pastureland, rangeland and nonindustrial private forest land. CSP is available to all producers, regardless of operation size or type of crops produced, in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Caribbean and Pacific Island areas. Applicants may include individuals, legal entities, joint operations or Indian tribes that meet the stewardship threshold for at least two priority resource concerns when they apply. They must also agree to meet or exceed the stewardship threshold for at least one additional priority resource concern by the end of the contract.