What do you need to reach your goals?

Soil and Water Conservation Districts are eligible for several kinds of funding.


NACD Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant Initiative
NACD has partnered with NRCS once more on an urban agriculture conservation initiative. NACD will award $50,000 grants for up to 20 districts. The program is designed to enhance urban agriculture conservation technical assistance activities in districts with developed or predominantly developing land use. A special emphasis is being placed on underserved communities and food deserts.
Webinar to review this initiative and answer questions is April 6 at 12 noon (EST)
RFP and FAQs are posted on NACD’s website
NACD is now accepting project proposals as directed in the RFP through May 14, 2017. Please contact Debra Bogar with any questions.

Funds for Source Water and Watershed Protection in Company Communities
American Water Environmental Grant Program 
The American Water Environmental Grant Program supports nonprofit organizations that address a watershed or source water protection need in local communities within American Water service areas in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Source water protection projects should result in the protection or improvement of the community’s public drinking water supplies. Watershed protection projects should focus on activities that improve, restore, or protect one or more watersheds. Grants of up to $10,000 will be provided for environmental sustainability activities such as watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts, biodiversity projects, streamside buffer restoration projects, hazardous waste collection efforts, community education, etc. Applications must be postmarked by March 27, 2017. Visit the company’s website to download the 2017 Program Brochure and the Grant Application Form, and to access contact information for each state.