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ADFP Trust Fund Cycle XV Applications

Applications open on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. The deadline is Friday, December 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

No Beehive Grant Fund applications will be accepted this year.

2021 Application Guidelines

2021 NC County Tier Designations

ADFP Trust Fund Rules and Policies

Conservation Easement Application:

Conservation Easement Application Portal

Conservation Easement Application Checklist

Conservation Easement Application Budget Instructions

Conservation Easement Budget Worksheet

Conservation Easement Application Scoring Rubric

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

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

Present-Use Value (PUV) Conservation Easement Program Worksheet

Option to Purchase an ADFP Agricultural Conservation Easement

Landowner Pledge for Future Agricultural Production

Cycle XV Easement Application Information Session Meeting Recording 10-13-2021


AgriculturalĀ Development Project/Agricultural Plan Application:

Project and Plan Application Portal

Project and Plan Application Budget Instructions

Project and Plan Budget Worksheet


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 Coleman Simpson 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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