NRCS Texas Offering Grants up to $200,000 through the Partners for Conservation Program
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas today announced grant opportunities for partners to receive funding through its Texas Partners for Conservation Program. The application period closes on April 24, 2023.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas today announced grant opportunities for partners to receive funding through its Texas Partners for Conservation Program.
The application period opened February 24 and closes on April 24, 2023.
Priority will be placed on project topics addressing:
Outreach & Education to Historically Underserved Producers/Clients
• Increase outreach to historically underserved agriculture producers
• Expand Conservation Technical Assistance to increase conservation planning and promote USDA NRCS Farm Bill programs
• Increase field office capacity to effectively assist historically underserved agriculture producers
Farm Bill Operations
• Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry – support delivery of conservation practices that provide quantifiable carbon sequestration and/or greenhouse gas reductions
• Urban and Small Farm Agriculture – conservation technical assistance and education
• Expand Conservation Technical Assistance to private landowners
• Expand landscape planning and application to include Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
Access the complete grant information package online at: www.grants.gov and performing a search using the keywords “Texas Partners for Conservation.” There is no cost sharing or matching requirement for this opportunity.
The funding floor is $25,000, and the ceiling is $200,000. These numbers refer to the total agreement amount, not any specific budget period.
Successful applicants are required to have an administrative and technical contact participate in the Texas NRCS training for Administration of Federal Agreements. This training is usually held within six months of the award start date.
For more information about NRCS and its conservation programs, visit our website at www.nrcs.usda.gov/texas.