Agriculture Conservation Assistance Program

The Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP) is a new grant available to farmers in Allegheny County to fund the installation of best management practices (BMPs) and technical assistance. 

How to Apply

To apply for funds through ACCD’s Agriculture Conservation Assistance Program complete the following steps. 

Schedule a pre-application meeting with ACCD to look at potential projects, discuss application requirements, and complete the Plan Verification Form. 

Contact Madeleine Sheinfeld at or (412) 291-8017 for more information. 

Complete an application and return to ACCD. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all the funds are expensed with funding awarded every 90 days. 

Email application to or mail materials to: 

Allegheny County Conservation District
C/O Madeleine Sheinfeld
317 East Carson Street, Suite 119 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Download Application 

Application Materials

In addition to completing an application, use the following forms to ensure you have all the required pieces for a successful application. 
Use this supplemental form to record anticipated project expenses.

Download Expenditure Sheet
Applicants must have an approved plan (Conservation Plan, Ag Erosion & Sediment Control Plan, Nutrient Management Plan, Manure Management Plan). You will need to contact ACCD to verify you have the appropriate plan for an application.

Download Verification Form
Review the project score sheet to see all the criteria used to determine project funding. 

Download Project Score Sheet

Contact ACCD