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Application Process

native-grasses.jpgInterested landowners are required to complete a FNAPPreApplicationForm.pdfPre-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 FNAPFinalApplicationForm.pdfFinal 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 Please provide your email address.

Last updated: 11/5/2015 6:00 AM