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Deadline Extended for Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Cooperative Agreements

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the application deadline for Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Cooperative Agreements (GLCI) from Sept. 22 to Oct. 6, 2022.  USDA is investing up to $12 million in partnerships that expand access to conservation technical assistance for livestock producers and increase the use of conservation practices on grazing lands.  

Project proposals for GLCI Cooperative Agreements will identify and address barriers to accessing grazing assistance for producers. These partnerships are encouraged to include outreach and support for reaching historically underserved producers. Projects must address one or more of the following priorities:

  • Address local natural resource concerns.
  • Use climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices and principles.
  • Encourage existing and new partnerships through emphasizing equity in advancing the resource needs of underserved communities.
  • Identify and implement strategies to quantify, monitor, report on and verify conservation benefits associated with grazing management systems.

See the August 8 announcement for more information. To apply, visit the funding opportunity on grants.gov.  

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. In the Biden-Harris administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit usda.gov.

 

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