Hill Country Conservancy is not currently accepting applications for funding.
Covid - 19 Update:
Given the importance of onsite consultations to successfully plan for stewardship projects and the need to protect the health and safety of our landowner partners, we unfortunately must defer all future funding requests for land stewardship proposals. We intend to re-open the application period in the fall of this year, provided social distancing measures have been relaxed at that time. Please stay tuned for updated timelines.
If you require more immediate assistance, we encourage you to contact NRCS regarding their own Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) which remains a viable opportunity for funding qualified stewardship projects. The application deadline for the EQIP program is May 15.
Hill Country Headwaters Conservation Initiative
In 2018 Hill Country Conservancy, and 19 partner organizations, including the newly-launched Texas Hill Country Conservation Network, banded together to create the Hill Country Headwaters Conservation Initiative (HCHCI). The HCHCI is focused on the conservation of sensitive land through partnerships with Hill Country landowners who are dedicated to enhancing and protecting natural resources. The initiative is financed through a $5.15 million award from the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as part of their Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
Available Cost Share Programs
If criteria are met, the HCHCI includes three cost share programs intended to assist landowners with enhancing water, soil, or wildlife on their land. Hill Country Conservancy is now accepting Pre-applications for conservation easement funding until 2/15/2020.
- Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) - Approximately $1M available to assist landowners aiming to enhance water and wildlife resources.
- Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) - $482,000 available for landowners who currently demonstrate success in stewardship practices and are seeking way to sustain and enhance those successes.
- Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)- $2.1M available for the purchase of conservation easements from willing landowners.
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If you have any questions contact Frank Davis: