Grasslands Reserve Program
The Grasslands Reserve Program (GRP) was a United States government program, administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, that provided financial assistance to farmers and landowners to restore grasslands. The 2002 farm bill authorized enrollment of 2 million acres (8,100 km2) of restored or improved grassland, range land and pastureland under temporary and permanent easements, or contracts of at least 10 years. Under the GRP enrolled land must be in parcels that exceed 40 acres (160,000 m2). Technical assistance was provided to restore grasslands. A total of $254 million in mandatory funding from the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) was provided between Fiscal Years 2003 and 2007. It also provided cost sharing payments at 75% to restore disturbed grasslands and 90% to protect virgin grasslands.
- "Grassland Reserve Program". Washington, D.C.: U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
- United States. Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. Pub.L. 107–171 (text) (PDF). Sec. 2401. Approved 2002-05-13.
- United States. Agricultural Act of 2014. Pub.L. 113–79 (text) (PDF) Approved 2014-02-07.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Congressional Research Service document: Jasper Womach. "Report for Congress: Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition" (PDF).