The County Planning Incentive Grant is a new program that encourages a comprehensive planning process for farmland preservation at the county level. It offers several other advantages over the traditional easement purchase program, including enabling counties to accept to accept and process farmland preservation applications year-round, rather than once a year; reducing the timeframe from landowner application to closing; and rewarding counties that complete transactions in a timely manner with the potential for additional funding.

Application Process

Summary of Planning Incentive Grant Process

Policy P-50 (transition policy)

Policy P-14E (prioritization of project areas and individual applications)

Guidelines for Developing Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plans 

Project Area Summary Form

2015 Annual Application (Submit by December 16, 2013)

Individual Farm Application (Word) 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Guidelines

Implementation Details, Procedure 1 

Implementation Details, Procedure 2
Appendix A -- Deadline Dates for FY2014
Appendix B -- Checklist for Final Review

Implementation Details, Procedure 3

Resources

Minimum Quality Scores for the County PIG Program
  2007-2008 (1/2/07 through 12/30/08)
  CY 2009
  CY 2010
  CY 2011
  CY 2012
  CY 2013
  CY 2014


Imminence of Change Index Tables (2009 Round)

FY2009 Funding Round

Application and Funding Status Reports

County Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plans

Approved County Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plans

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