US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - New Jersey
Grants to New Jersey agricultural producers and forest owners to develop comprehensive plans that address land and natural resource conservation concerns. Funding is intended for any eligible producer, including those involved with forestry, livestock, and organic production.
Producers may apply for financial assistance through EQIP to develop a specialty plan called a Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) to address certain land use activities or specific resource needs on their land. A CAP combines specific land use objectives associated with a renewable resource with a comprehensive management plan that addresses all of the natural resource concerns within an agriculture or forestry operation. The purpose of a CAP is to outline a combination of vegetative, structural, and/or management practices necessary to protect and sustain natural resources on agricultural and forest landscapes, and to serve as a blueprint for future implementation of conservation practices.
Typically, these plans are specific to certain kinds of land use or to address a specific resource need. With a CAP plan, producers can then apply for financial assistance to implement the needed conservation practices. Example CAP plans may address:
- Transitioning to organic operations
- Grazing Management
- Forest Management
- Pollinator Habitat
- Nutrient Management
- Integrated Pest Management for Herbicide Resistant Weed Conservation
GrantWatch ID#: 186397
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications to your local NRCS office: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/nj/contact/local/?cid=nrcs141p2_018800
Carrie Lindig, State Conservationist
220 Davidson Avenue 4th Floor
Somerset NJ 08873
For a list of specific employees, see: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/nj/contact/state/
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