Grant Application Period Now Closed
The ALMP grant application period closed on October 31, 2019. Visit our Application Information page for related materials.
All applicants interested in submitting an application were required to submit a pre-proposal by the July 22, 2019 deadline to be considered for funding. Applicants who submitted a pre-proposal will receive written feedback on their project from the Department.
The Agricultural Land Mitigation Program (ALMP) provides grant funding for the purchase of agricultural conservation easements on farmland within Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kern, Kings, or Tulare counties. Interested landowners must partner with an eligible applicant, such as a land trust, city, county, resource conservation district, or regional park or open-space district. The farmland must contain predominately Prime Farmland, Farmland of Statewide Importance, Farmland of Local Importance, and Unique Farmland, as identified by the Department of Conservation's Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program
. Grants will be awarded to cover up to 100 percent of the value of the agricultural conservation easement.