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Northampton County Farmland Preservation Board Meeting and ACAP Committee meeting for Tuesday, December 5, 2023 has been cancelled.

The Northampton County Farmland Preservation board meetings are hybrid. Please click on the link below.

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     Meeting Schedule

    2023 Farmland Preservation Meeting Schedule

    1st Tuesday of the month at 7PM, Greystone Building,
    Basement Conference Room (Entrance is basement level of the building)


    Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 7PM  Re-organization Meeting

    Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 7PM

    Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7PM

    Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7PM

    Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 7PM

    Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 7PM

    Tuesday, July 5, 2023 at 7PM 

    Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 7PM

    Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 7PM

    Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 7PM

    Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 7PM 

    Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 7PM

     Act 319 / 515

    ​For questions regarding Act 319 / 515 Clean and Green Act
    Contact Northampton County Assessment Office at (610) 829-6155

     ACAP Grant Application


    Northampton County Farmland Preservation Division is proud to announce the Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP), which will provide financial and technical assistance for the purpose of improving the quality and production on agricultural operations. 

    Created through the Clean Streams Fund, the Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP) will dedicate $154 million dollars throughout the Commonwealth to reduce non-point source pollution to streams, rivers and waterbodies. 

    Under ACAP, the State Conservation Commission has delegated counties within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to allocate these funds for Best Management Practices (BMP's) to help improve water and farmland quality.

    ACAP may provide funding and technical assistance for the following:

    • Project design*, engineering*, associated plan costs (including for Agricultural Erosion and Sediment Control Plan, Nutrient Management Plan, Manure Management Plan,  and NRCS Conservation Plans).
    • Project construction or installation provided by a contractor, including labor provided by the applicant.
    • Equipment, materials, and other components of eligible projects.
    • Post Construction inspections.
      (*Depended on project review)

    Applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2023.  Applications will be available on the Northampton County Farmland Preservation website. 

    Funding is limited and applicants will be required to submit a completed application form to the Northampton County Farmland Preservation Division in order to be considered for this cost-share program.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted or reviewed for funding. 

    A pre-application site visit will be required as part of the application process. 

    Contact the Farmland Preservation Division staff members, Maria Bentzoni, Administrator at or Ryan Shaw, Resource Specialist at  for questions or further information regarding the application process or call 610-829-6287. 

    Please see the approved ACAP BMP list below for eligible practices. 

    Conservation and Best Management Practices Eligible for ACAP Funding


    Agricultural Erosion & Sedimentation Plan (Ag E&S)*
    Conservation Plan*
    Manure Management Plan*
    Nutrient Management Plan (NMP or 590)*
    Animal Trails and Walkways*
    Cover Crop*
    Fence (Streambank)*
    Grassed Waterway*
    Heavy Use Area Protection*
    Lined Waterway or Outlet*
    Riparian Forest Buffer & Maintenance*
    Riparian Herbaceous Cover*
    Roof Runoff Structure*
    Roofs and Covers*
    Stream Crossing*
    Streambank and Shoreline Protection*
    Subsurface Drain*
    Vegetated Treatment Area*
    Waste Storage Facility*
    Watering Facility*
    Access Road
    Animal Mortality Facility
    Composting Facility
    Constructed Wetland
    Critical Area Planting
    Manure Separation Facility
    Obstruction Removal
    Other Water-Quality BMPs
    Pumping Plant for Waste Water Control
    Silage Leachate Management
    Sinkhole and Sinkhole Area Treatment
    Soil Health Tests
    Spring Development
    Structure for Water Control
    Underground Outlet
    Waste Storage Facility Decommissioning
    Waste Transfer
    Water Well

    ACAP Application Combined

    ACAP Description

    ACAP Statement of Policy

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