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Land Conservation Grant & Assistance Programs
Conservation Programs and Technical Resources

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National Land Conservation Programs
These national land conservation funding and technical assistance programs are national in scope and the majority are offered by the Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Department of Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service.

The following federal assistance programs are designed to promote conservation activities, habitat protection or restoration on your land through grants, cost share, or technical assistance.


Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
Candidate Conservation Program
Habitat Conservation Plans
Landowner Incentive Program
Migratory Bird Program
National Fish Passage Program
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
Recovery Credits and Tax Deductions
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program

Education Programs
Adopt-A-Wetland Program
AGree
Agricultural Incubator Foundation
BatsLIVE
Celebrate Urban Birds
Conservation Finance Network
Dovetail Partners Inc.
Earth Force, Inc.
EElinked Networks
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Fire Science Online
Food Tank
Forestry Education and Careers
Holistic Management International
McCall Outdoor Science School
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
National NEMO Network
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
North American Association for Environmental Education
Pollinator Partnership
PollinatorLIVE
Project Learning Tree - National
Protect U.S. Community Invasive Species Network
Ranching For Profit School
Ready, Set, Go!
Rural Women's Project
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Texas Brigades
The National Agricultural Law Center
U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Inc.
Urban Ecology Center
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
Water Education for Teachers in the City
Wild Ones
Women, Food & Agriculture Network

EPA Programs
National Menu of Stormwater Best Management Practices-NPDES
Surf Your Watershed
The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance

Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Conservation Easement Property Tax Assessment
Federal Conservation Easement Charitable Deduction
Federal Conservation Easement Estate Tax Exclusion
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
Federal Reforestation Deduction and Amortization
Forest Legacy Program
Like- Kind Exchange
Recovery Credits and Tax Deductions
Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP)
Timberland Property Tax Incentive Program

Federal Incentives
Legacy Resource Management Program
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
Sustainable Ranges Initiative

Grant Programs
Acres for America
Celebrate Urban Birds
Conservation Partners Program
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Fund-a-Farmer Project
Keystone Initiatives
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Pulling Together Initiative
ShadeFund
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
U.S. Endowment for Forests and Communities Program
Value-Added Producer Grant Program

Organic Certification Programs
A Bee Organic
Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO)
Americert International
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
Certified Naturally Grown
Ecocert ICO
EQIP Organic Initiative
Global Organic Alliance, Inc
International Certification Services, Inc
National Organic Program (NOP)
Natural Food Certifiers
OCIA International
OneCert, Inc.
Oregon Tilth
Organic Certifiers, Inc
Quality Assurance International
USDA National Organic Program

State Funding / Technical Resources
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
Tree Farm Certification

USDA - Forest Service Programs
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Forest Legacy Program
Forest Stewardship Program (FSP)
Forests and Rangelands

USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
Emergency Conservation Program
Emergency Farm Loans
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
Farm Ownership Loans
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
Guaranteed Farm Loans
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
Livestock Indemnity Program
Microloans
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)

USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
EQIP Organic Initiative
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI)
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Rhode Island Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Small scale solutions for your farm
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED

USDA Programs - Other
Celebrate Urban Birds
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2)
National Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Start2Farm & Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Programs
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
Value-Added Producer Grant Program

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