Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

CSP is for working lands and is the largest conservation program in the United States.

If you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease, NRCS provides landowners with free technical assistance, or advice, for their land. Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increase crop resiliency, or develop wildlife habitat, CSP can custom design a plan to help you meet those goals. CSP helps identify natural resource problems in your operation and provides technical and financial assistance to solve those problems or attain higher stewardship levels in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner.

In 2023 only one batching period has been established the second batching period is still yet to be determined.  Batching Period 1 – Application Cutoff was 12/09/2022;  Batching Period 2 – TBD.  Any applications that are received after 12/09/2022 will automatically be considered in Batching Period 2.



Funding Agency




700 million

Funding Cycle

2 per year

Application Deadline

December 9, 2022