The Department is pleased to announce the availability of funds for the Round 18 Farmland Protection Implementation Grants (FPIG) Program – Conservation Easement Projects. Applications for funding must conform to the format provided in the Grants Gateway.
The intent of this RFA is to fund the implementation of certain farmland protection activities intended to maintain the economic viability of the State’s agricultural industry and its supporting land base and to protect the environmental and landscape preservation values associated with agriculture. Such activities must be described in or otherwise consistent with agricultural and farmland protection plans that have been adopted by counties or municipalities.
Applications must be submitted via the Grants Gateway to be considered for funding. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will not be accepted.
Grant applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. The RFA will remain open and awards will be made until such time as available funds are fully committed, or the RFA is closed.