Georgia NRCS Signup Deadline for CSP Funding is Friday

Dan Conservation, Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Environment, Georgia, Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), USDA-NRCS


Agricultural producers and forest landowners in Georgia looking to build on previous conservation efforts and building climate resiliency should consider one of two funding opportunities available to them this year. But the deadline to apply is Friday, March 31.

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia is offering the statewide Classic Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) sign-up option for all producers in Georgia, as well as a targeted sign-up utilizing funding from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

CSP-Classic provides many benefits, including increased crop yields, decreased inputs, wildlife habitat improvements and increased resilience to adverse weather. CSP is for working lands, including cropland, pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private forest land and agricultural land under Indian tribe jurisdiction.


For the CSP-IRA funded portion of this year’s sign-up, agricultural producers in Baker, Calhoun, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, and Seminole counties can apply for Soil Health focused practices and enhancements. Whereas producers and forest landowners in Bleckley, Dodge, Emmanuel, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Toombs, Treutlen, Twiggs, Washington, Wheeler, and Wilkinson counties can apply for Agroforestry, Forestry and Upland Wildlife Habitat practices and enhancements.

NRCS accepts applications for conservation programs year-round, but to be included in this funding batch, interested producers should contact their local USDA Service Center by March 31, 2023.