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ADFP Trust Fund Cycle 16 Applications

Thank you for your interest in the Farmland Preservation Divisionā€™s Cycle 16 application process. The application process opens Monday October 10th, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. and closes Monday December 19th, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

No Beehive Grant Fund applications will be accepted this year.

2022 Application Guidelines

Microsoft Excel Document2022 NC County Tier Designations (MS Excel file)

ADFP Trust Fund Rules and Policies

Conservation Easement Application Portal

Agricultural Plan Application Portal

Agricultural Development Project Application Portal

Additional Conservation Easement Purchase Funds Application Portal

Conservation Easement Application Checklist

Conservation Easement Application Budget Instructions

Additional Easement Funding Information Packet

Agricultural Plan Application Instructions

Agricultural Development Project Application Budget Instructions

Microsoft Excel DocumentConservation Easement Budget Worksheet (MS Excel file)

Microsoft Excel DocumentConservation Easement Application Scoring Rubric (MS Excel file)

Cycle 16 USDA-NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Information Packet

Present-Use Value (PUV) Survey Guide

RCPP Interactive Map: Preserving Upriver Farms to Reduce Flooding in NC Upper Cape Fear River Basin

Present-Use Value (PUV) Conservation Easement Program Information Packet

Microsoft Excel DocumentPresent-Use Value (PUV) Conservation Easement Program Worksheet (MS Excel file)

Option to Purchase an ADFP Agricultural Conservation Easement

Landowner Pledge for Future Agricultural Production


If you have previously applied, both applications are new, and existing usernames and passwords are not valid.

If completing applications for both conservation easements and agricultural development projects/agricultural plans, you must register unique usernames. Usernames do not cross over between the different applications.


Please note: All applicants for conservation easements, agricultural development projects, and agricultural plans must be non-profit conservation organizations or county agencies, per N.C.G.S.106-744. Farmers, landowners, and others interested in applying must partner with a non-profit conservation organization or county agency to participate in an ADFP Trust Fund grant proposal.

If you have questions about eligibility or the application process, please contact Sarah Weavil at 919-707-3074 or

North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund
2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3071

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