Califo​r​nia Fa​​rmland Conservancy Program​

The California Farmland Conservancy Program (CFCP) is a statewide grant program that supports local efforts to establish agricultural conservation easements and planning projects for the purpose of preserving important agricultural land resources. CFCP provides grants to local governments and qualified non-profit organizations statewide.​  As of January 2015, CFCP had funded more than 175 conservation easements, permanently conserving some of the state's best farml​and in agricultural regions throughout the state.  

CFCP Ove​rview​​​​​

CFCP was created by the California Farmland Conservancy Program Act of 1995 to:

  • Encourage voluntary, long-term private stewardship of agricultural lands
  • Protect farming and ranching operations in agricultural areas from nonfarm or nonranch land uses that may hinder or curtail such operations
  • Encourage long-term conservation of productive agricultural lands in order to protect the agricultural economy of rural communities, as well as that of the state, for future generations of Californians
  • Encourage local land use planning for orderly and efficient urban growth and conservation of agricultural land
  • Encourage local land use planning decisions that are consistent with the state's agricultural land conservation policies
  • Encourage improvements to enhance long-term sustainable agricultural uses​​


2018 RFGA Public Comment Period:  May 14 - June 14, 2018
2018 RFGA Release:  June 21, 2018 
Applications Due:  September 1, 2018​

Applic​​ation Materials

Supporting Documentation

Supplemental Material