NACD Awarded $3M EPA Cooperative Agreement for Historically Underserved Farmer-to-Farmer Outreach 11/09/2022
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November 09, 2022
NACD Awarded $3M EPA Cooperative Agreement for Historically Underserved Farmer-to-Farmer Outreach
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) has been awarded $3 million by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Division to administer a competitive subgrant program within the non-Mississippi River Drainage Region. This includes the 2-Unit Hydrologic Units 12, 13, and a portion of 03. These areas are contained within the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida.
Through this grant, NACD will invest in local partnerships and collaborations within and amongst farm communities. Subrecipients will work directly with historically underserved farmers on novel or innovative techniques, methods, or approaches that reduce nonpoint source pollution and increase adoption of resilient and sustainable agricultural operations. Funded projects will include water quality, habitat restoration and/or sustainable forest management initiatives.
“NACD is excited about this meaningful opportunity to increase collaboration with partners and minority serving institutions within this region and improve outreach and technical assistance to historically underserved producers,” said NACD CEO Jeremy Peters. “NACD and EPA share the goal of advancing equity and increasing access to federally funded programs.”
Forthcoming program details can be found on NACD’s website.
About the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)
The National Association of Conservation Districts is the nonprofit organization that represents the nearly 3,000 conservation districts across the United States, their state and territory associations, and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. For more than 75 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. For more information about NACD, visit www.nacdnet.org.