USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invites potential conservation partners in Indiana to submit project applications for dollars through NRCS’ newest funding opportunity – Indiana Partners for Conservation. Indiana NRCS will award up to a total of $1 million to locally driven partnerships that address natural resource issues, encourage collaboration and develop state-and-community-level conservation leadership.
The purpose of the Indiana Partners for Conservation funding is to leverage NRCS and partner resources, assist with NRCS workload and focus on the following priority activities:
Advance the goals of the Indiana Ag Nutrient Alliance and the Indiana State Nutrient Reduction Strategy (see https://inagnutrients.org/).
Promote soil health to producers, landowners and/or private agronomic advisors.
Conduct conservation planning, field practice certifications and/or follow up with producers on establishment of conservation practices.
Provide soil scientist support and technical assistance including on-site soils investigations and staff training with an emphasis on the southwest area of the state.
Assist with technical assistance, Farm Bill program promotion, innovative conservation approaches, evaluating conservation outcomes, demonstration farms and/or activities listed above in the Indiana portion of the Western Lake Erie Basin.
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Partners may request between $30,000 and $500,000 in funding and are expected to offer value-added contributions to amplify the impact of NRCS funding by providing a 50% or greater match to the NRCS investment. Projects can be between two and five years in duration and organizations may use this opportunity to request funding for existing Indiana partnership agreements.
- Archived grants.gov listing for 2021 program. Includes supporting documents.
Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program (PRS)
Agricultural Marketing Service · Due Nov 22
- Nutrition & Food Safety
- Disaster Relief
- Farmers Market
- Technical Assistance
- Public Health
North Central SARE Farmer Rancher Grant
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education · Due Dec 2
- Soil Health
- Alternative Energy
- Pest Management
North Central SARE Youth Educator Grant
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education · Due Nov 11
ACRE3 Agricultural Energy Efficiency (AgEE)
Colorado Department of Agriculture
- Cost Share
- Alternative Energy
January 25, 2021
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Grant, Cost Share
Minimum Award Amount
Maximum Award Amount
Updated July 16, 2021
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