California Farmland Conservancy Program
The California Farmland Conservancy Program (CFCP) seeks to encourage the long-term, private stewardship of agricultural lands through the voluntary use of agricultural conservation easements.
The CFCP provides grant funding for projects which use and support agricultural conservation easements for protection of agricultural lands.
Types of Support
Grants are available for conservation easements, restoration projects and planning projects.
Grant Size$60000 to $2200000
Requirements & Limitations
Essential forms and instructions for applying are located on the website.
Applications may be submitted for consideration at any time.
Applications may be submitted without a resolution of support from local government, provided that notice has been made to the appropriate local government at least 30 days prior to submission of the application. Neighboring landowners must still be notified at least 30 days prior to seeking the local governmental resolution of support.
Grant 1Grantee: Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Purpose: Funding was given to assist the Marin Agricultural Land Trust with the purchase of an agricultural conservation easement on a historic 1,007 acre Nicasio Valley Ranch.
Grant 2Grantee: Nature Conservancy<br>
Funding was given towards the purchase of a 221-acre easement on a vineyard in Sacramento County. The Nature Conservancy's goal is to create blocks of easement-encumbered agricultural properties to protect the larger Cosumnes River Preserve area from urban encroachment.