Perimeter Fencing for Feral Swine Grant Program

Feral swine are a non-native species and considered one of the most destructive invasive terrestrial vertebrates in North America. They cause substantial damage to agricultural operations, natural resources, and native ecosystems. They also have negative impacts on human and animal health.

On behalf of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), NACD will manage and administer a $7.5 million cost-share program that incentivizes landowners and operators to install or repair perimeter fencing to restrict feral swine access and impacts.

Applications must be submitted no later than October 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 

NACD hosted an informational webinar for all interested applicants on August 24, 2023. The webinar recording and slides are available below.

Applications must be submitted by an eligible entity. This includes conservation districts, their respective state associations or state agencies, Resource Conservation & Development Councils, Indian Tribal Governments, and intertribal consortia.

These federal cost-share dollars cannot be used to offset financial assistance received from other federal programs (e.g., NRCS, APHIS); however, funding may be used to augment state, local, Tribal, or private programs that address and mitigate impacts of feral swine in communities. Funds can be used to increase program reach or help producers meet the non-federal program’s cost-share requirements.

In addition to cost-share offerings, applications may also include the following activities:

  • Outreach to landowners and operators, including enrollment into the cost-share program; or
  • Technical assistance associated with the design, implementation, and approval of perimeter fencing projects.

The relevant NRCS practice code for fencing is #382. For more information by state, please visit the Electronic Field Office Technical Guide.

Questions about this funding opportunity or other NACD opportunities can be directed to our programs team at conservationprograms[at] or your NACD Region Representative.

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