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NRCS South Dakota Announces Opportunity for 2019 Conservation Collaboration Grants or Agreements

Contact: Denise Gauer Assistant State Conservationist (for Management and Strategy)
(605) 352-1200 | denise.gauer@sd.usda.gov

 

 

NRCS South Dakota Announces Opportunity for
2019 Conservation Collaboration Grants or Agreements

 

NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE, HURON, SD, January 14, 2019–USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) serving South Dakota (SD) is seeking proposals for Conservation Collaboration Grants or Agreements (CCGA) to help address SD’s most pressing natural resource concerns. Proposals are due February 20, 2019.

The NRCS will select proposals that leverage USDA and partner resources and effectively implement projects. Successful proposals will address at least one of the following:

  1. Improve soil health in SD.
  2. Improving water quality in SD.
  3. Provide habitat for local wildlife species of concern.
  4. Improve the environmental and economic performance of working agricultural lands in SD.
  5. Assist communities and groups to build and strengthen local food projects that provide healthy food and economic opportunities.

An emphasis will be placed on projects that build technical capacity to implement Farm Bill Conservation Programs; build technical capacity of NRCS and partner field conservation employees; build the capacity of local partners to develop and implement effective projects; and leverage non-federal and non-government resources to achieve positive natural resources conservation outcomes.

The opportunity number USDA-NRCS-MULTI-STATE-CENTRAL-19-01 is posted on www.grants.gov.  For more information about the SD CCGA proposal process, visit the NRCS SD web site at: http://bit.ly/NRCSSDCCGA2019 or contact Denise Gauer at denise.gauer@sd.usda.gov or (605) 352-1200. 

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