MO Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
USDA: Natural Resources Conservation Service of MissouriSuggest an update
Grant amount: More than US $7,500
Anticipated deadline: May 10, 2020
Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit Working Professional For-Profit Business
Funding uses: Project / Program
Location of project: Missouri
Location of residency: MissouriView website Save Need help writing this grant?
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.
- Increase in cattle gains per acre
- Increase in crop yields
- Increase in wildlife populations
- Decrease in producer inputs
- Greater resilience to impacts of weather extremes
- payments to maintain the existing conservation based on the operation type and number of resource concerns that are meeting the stewardship level at the time of application and
- payments to implement additional conservation activities.
All CSP contracts will have a minimum annual payment of $1500. You will be required to maintain the stewardship level of the resource concerns you are already meeting plus meet or exceed at least one additional resource concern in each land use by the end of the contract. If the objectives of the initial CSP contract are achieved, you may be eligible to reenroll for an additional 5 year contract if you agree to adopt additional conservation activities to meet or exceed two additional priority resource concerns.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- 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.
- Applicants must:
- Include all agricultural or private forest land in your operation that you will have effective control of for the 5 year term of the CSP contract.
- Farm records must be established with the Farm Service Agency for these lands for your application to be evaluated meeting all HEL and Wetland conservation requirements.
- Be prepared to provide maps that identify all land in your operation to a NRCS representative. The maps will help you and NRCS determine the land that is eligible for enrollment, payment, and if you have one or more operations to offer for enrollment.
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