Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

NACD Announces Application Period for Urban Conservation Grants

Fri, 05 Nov 2021 09:21:00 CDT

NACD Announces Application Period for Urban Conservation Grants The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) announced the open application period for the 2022 Urban Agriculture Conservation (UAC) grant initiative.

Since 2016, NACD has led the efforts of this successful grant program in collaboration with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Through the partnership, NACD has awarded over $5.6 million to 102 conservation districts in 35 states. Starting in 2022, conservation districts may apply for two types of grants: UAC planning grants, for up to $10,000, or UAC implementation grants, for up to $50,000.

The planning grants will allow districts who are new to urban or community agriculture to begin early-stage development of a program to provide conservation technical assistance. For example, funds may be used for workshops to conduct needs assessments with local urban farmers, or to spend time developing partnerships for their planned program.

“In preparation for this year’s urban agriculture grant program, NACD’s Urban and Community Resource Policy Group (RPG) looked at barriers to participate in the program,” said RPG Chair Alex Schmidt, who helps oversee the program. “We are excited to offer this new planning grant as a way to support local districts to come up with new, innovative and creative programs to meet their community’s needs.”
Both the UAC planning and implementation grants will enable conservation districts and their partners to address multiple resource concerns, while supporting underrepresented clients and addressing important themes like local food security.

More information about the program, including past grantees and the application process for 2022, is available on NACD’s Urban and Community Conservation webpage.



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Atop the RON Rural Soapbox - Former Secretary John Block  Sun, 05 Dec 2021 13:23:04 CST
  • Friday, December 3, 2021, Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:44:47 CST
  • USDA Awards Funds for Fiscal Year 2022 Market Development Programs   Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:36:46 CST
  • Stabenow, Thune Applaud USDA's Announcement to Give Producers More Flexibility on Prevented Plant Acres  Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:33:24 CST
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2021  Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:31:32 CST
  • Consumers can Cut Utility Bills by Conserving Water at Home  Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:27:28 CST
  • This Year's Tulsa Farm Show Has New Attractions While Keeping Old Favorites  Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:17:34 CST
  • Producers and Industry Professionals Discuss the power of Genetic Data  Fri, 03 Dec 2021 12:53:33 CST

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2021 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.