Conservation Funding 2022

On October 29, 2021, The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced fiscal year 2022 assistance opportunities for agricultural producers and private landowners for key programs, such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), and Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). While NRCS accepts applications for these programs year-round, producers and landowners should apply by state-specific, application cutoff dates to be considered for this year’s funding.

California Application Cutoff Dates

Sign-up Period 1 for EQIP: December 10, 2021
Sign-up Period 2 for EQIP: April 1, 2022
EQIP – Sage Grouse Initiative: May 6, 2022
CSP: April 1, 2022
ACEP: December 1, 2021

Funding Agency

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)



Funding Cycle


Application Deadline

December 10, 2021