USDA offers funding for conservation on ag land

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing up to $225 million for conservation projects on agricultural land. Credit: Nicholas_T

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing up to $225 million for conservation projects on agricultural land through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. This year’s funding includes opportunities for projects that address climate change, benefit historically underserved producers and support urban agriculture.

Funding is open to agriculture and silviculture associations, nongovernment organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, conservation districts and universities, among others. Partners are expected to offer value-added contributions equal to or greater than the funding amount.

The USDA is accepting project proposals through April 1. Funding opportunities include RCPP Classic and RCPP Alternative Funding Arrangements. Visit grants.gov for more information.