Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Conservation Partners Program Announces Request for Proposals

Conservation Partners Program Announces Request for Proposals


In Florida, grant funding will be used to conserve wetlands and agricultural lands through the NRCS Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) and target beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers, limited resource farmers or ranchers, Tribes and veteran farmers and ranchers. Applications are due by Aug. 17 to National Fish and Wildlife Foundation online:


Typical grant awards will range from $50,000 to $300,000. A match of at least 1:1 non-federal cash or in-kind is required. Eligible applicants include: non-profit 501(c) organizations, farmer and commodity-led organizations, educational institutions, tribal governments, and state or local units of governments (e.g. state agricultural and/or conservation agencies, counties, townships, cities, conservation districts, utility districts, drainage districts, etc.). 


For more information go to:


The Conservation Partners Program is a collaborative effort between USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and other regional/initiative-specific partners.



Renee Bodine


Public Affairs Florida

Desk 352.338.9565

Cell 352.514.8292



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