Interested landowners are required to complete a Pre-Application Form to be considered in Dakota County Board-approved application rounds. Although applications are accepted year-round, annual application deadline dates are approved by the County Board. The deadline for pre-application in 2016 is Nov. 16, 2015.
County staff determines initial eligibility of projects for the Farmland and Natural Areas Program. Staff will contact applicants once a determination is made. If a project is eligible, a meeting is scheduled to discuss the project, describe the prioritization criteria, and conduct a preliminary property assessment.
After all preliminary information is recorded, eligible project applicants meet with County staff to discuss FNAP, and then are required to complete a more detailed Final Application Form to be considered for recommendation to the County Board. See a step-by-step process of submitting an application.
The deadline to submit 2016 final applications is Dec. 31, 2015.
If you would like a Microsoft Word version of the pre-application or final application forms, please contact Lisa West at 952-891-7018 or email@example.com. Please provide your email address.