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Eligible Applicants

The CFCP may award grants to local governments and private nonprofit (501(c)3) organizations which have among their defined purposes the conservation of agricultural lands.

Government organizations

Eligible governmental organizations include:

  • cities,
  • counties,
  • resource conservation districts,
  • regional park or open-space districts or regional park or open-space authorities that have the conservation of farmland among their stated purposes

Nonprofits

To be eligible to apply for CFCP funds, nonprofit organizations must hold a tax exemption as defined under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and further qualify under Internal Revenue Code Sections 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) or 170(h)(3) (Public Resources Code Section 10221).

For complete eligibility and application requirements for nonprofits, see Request for Grant Applications Chapter 4 (page 4-2).