Emergency Conservation Program Grant

What is the aim of the Emergency Conservation Program Grant?

The Emergency Conservation Program Grant aims to enable farmers to perform emergency conservation measures to control wind erosion on farmlands, to rehabilitate farmlands damaged by wind erosion, floods, hurricanes, or other natural disasters and to carry out emergency water conservation or water enhancing measures during periods of severe drought.

Who are Eligible to Apply for the Emergency Conservation Program Grant?

Any agricultural producer who as owner, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper on a farm or ranch, including associated groups, and bears a part of the cost of an approved conservation practice in a disaster area, is eligible to apply for cost-share conservation assistance. The Emergency Conservation Program Grant is also available in Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

How to Apply for the Emergency Conservation Program Grant?

Eligible persons may submit an application on Form AD-245, for cost-sharing, at the county FSA office for the county in which the affected land is located.

Where to Apply for the Emergency Conservation Program Grant?

Farmers are advised to contact their local county FSA office after a natural disaster has occurred to determine whether the Emergency Conservation Program Grant is available in the county and to determine eligibility for emergency cost-share assistance. Consult the local telephone directory for location of the county FSA office. If no listing, get in touch with the appropriate State FSA office listed in the Farm Service Agency section of Appendix IV of the Catalog.

For more information on the Emergency Conservation Program Grant, contact:

Katina Hanson,
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 4710, Washington, District of Columbia 20250
Phone: 202) 720-0062
Fax: (202) 720-4619
Email: Katina.Hanson@wdc.usda.gov
Web Site Address: http://www.fsa.usda.gov

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