In order for eligible entity applicants to apply for federal funds for the purchase of agricultural conservation easements through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Agricultural Land Easements (ACEP-ALE), they must complete and submit the following two application forms:
- Form NRCS-CPA-41, “Entity Application for an ALE Agreement” (entity application)
- Form NRCS-CPA-41A, “Parcel Sheet for Entity Application for an ALE Agreement” (parcel sheet)
These application forms were updated in February 2020.
For buy-protect-sell (BPS) transactions only, there is a supplemental application form that must be submitted as of April 2021, provided below.
Note the forms here may not be fillable and are meant as a reference only. Contact USDA NRCS to access the official forms.