What is the Agriculture Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP)?

This is a grant program that provides financial and technical assistance for the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) on agriculture operations in Pennsylvania. The Fulton County Conservation District will oversee the disbursement and implementation of funds in Fulton County.

 

 

Who is eligible for ACAP funding?

Anyone with an agriculture operation in the state of Pennsylvania is eligible. To apply, you must have an up-to-date Conservation Plan or Ag Erosion & Sediment Control (E&S) Plan and Manure Management Plan (MMP) or Nutrient Management Plan (NMP). The BMPs that you are planning to build must be listed in the above mentioned plans.

 

 

What are the eligible Best Management Practices (BMPs) that can be funded through this program?

The projects that will get highest priority are ones that focus on reducing nitrogen, phosphorus or sediment to local waterways. Under this guidance, a few possible projects could be heavy use protection areas, manure storages, animal walk ways and stream bank fencing. The State Conservation Commission constructed a list of possible BMPs that can be funded. Please click on the link below to explore additional potential projects that could be funded through this program.

List of Approved BMP’s

The above image is an outside view of a heavy use protection area recently constructed in Fulton County.
The above right image is the inside view of this same structure.

 

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for ACAP funding to implement an agricultural BMP on your operation, please complete the application below. To be eligible, the entire application must be completed. Please contact the District if you have any questions about the application or the process.

Fulton County ACAP Application