Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Harry Atherton , Marshall District Supervisor

June 17, 2002

Staff Lead:


Peter Mitchell

Agricultural Development Office


Fauquier County's Farmland Preservation Program - Purchase of Development Rights


Topic Description:

The County is in a unique position to obtain a matching federal grant for the Farmland Preservation Program.  Attached is the FPP-PDR application form, Sample PDR Funding Source Sheet, and a Summary of the Virginia's Conservation Tax Credit (allows sale of tax credits).  


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

To hold a work session during which the PDR committee may provide the status of pending farm prospects, and Mary Heinricht of American Farmland Trust, and Leslie Grayson of Virginia Outdoor Foundation may present information regarding the matching federal grant program.   Due to short grant application timeline, Board of Supervisors approval may be required to validate grant submission.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Purchase of Development Rights could expend CIP funds withheld for such purpose. 

$175,000 is available for such expenditure.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Community Development

Management Analyst

Piedmont Environmental Council

National Conservation and Recreation Services Agency



Application for Farmland Preservation Program-Purchase of Development Rights

Sample PDR Funding Source Sheet

Summary of Virginia’s Conservation Tax Credit