USDA branch to offer $200,000 in grants to potential partners

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering grants for promoting public awareness and implementation of Farm Bill conservation activities.

State Conservationist J.R. Flores said $200,000 is available in Missouri for partners who can help make farmers, ranchers and specialty crop growers aware of NRCS programs.

Areas of emphasis for the grants include:

• Outreach workshops and conferences

• Soil health workshops and field days

• Organic and specialty crop workshops

• Drainage and water management workshops

“NRCS is looking for partners who will use these grant funds to educate Missouri’s farm community, conservation organizations, other natural resource agencies, private landowners and other citizens about opportunities made possible by the Farm Bill,” Flores said.

The full announcement and application instructions are available at https://tinyurl.com/ybcmmybo.

Applications must be received by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. A question-and-answer teleconference for potential applicants will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. Participants can join the teleconference by calling 1-888-844-9904 and entering access code 4847718.

For more information about the grant announcement and application process, contact Karen Brinkman at Karen.Brinkman@mo.usda.gov, or by calling 573-876-0909. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.