NRCS Now Accepting Applications For Grants In PA Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service-Pennsylvania is seeking proposals for $3 million in grants for projects that stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches that will reduce nutrient loads to the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

The deadline for applications is June 5.

As part of its Conservation Innovation Grants Program, NRCS is accepting proposals from governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as individuals, for competitive consideration of grant awards up to $500,000 per project, for projects between one and three years in duration.

NRCS will consider proposals for projects that will:

-- Increase participation in conservation programs and assistance to historically underserved producers or veteran farmers or ranchers

-- Provide nutrient management and sediment control

-- Reduce nutrient losses and legacy sediments from farm fields

-- Leverage public and private impact investment in working lands conservation

These funds are 2017 monies and will not be affected by any changes that happen in the future.

Applications must be submitted using the Grants Application website. A copy of the application must be emailed in PDF format to Denise Coleman, State Conservationist, at:

More information is available on the NRCS Chesapeake Bay PA CIG webpage. Questions or requests for more information should be directed to Noel Soto, Pennsylvania CIG Program Manager, 717-237-2173, or by email to:

For more information on programs, technical and financial assistance, visit the NRCS Pennsylvania webpage.


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[Posted: April 4, 2017]


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