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Ag Plan Reimbursement Program

Pennsylvania’s conservation districts are encouraged to work with farmers to apply for reimbursement of agricultural plans. This grant is first come, first served. The grant round will stay open until funds are exhausted or the end of grant period, whichever comes first. Financial and other support for the Ag Plan Reimbursement Program is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a Growing Greener Watershed Protection grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

The reimbursement program is open. Click here for more information. 

CREP Mini-grant Program for Conservation Districts

This mini-grant program funds up to $3,000 for conservation districts to implement educational and outreach activities that support and extend the work of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Projects focus on CREP enrollment, re-enrollment and/or CREP maintenance. Financial and other support for the CREP Outreach Program Office Mini-grant Program is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a Growing Greener Watershed Protection grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and with additional support from USDA-NRCS.

The 2022-23 grant round is currently open. The deadline to apply is November 18, 2022. Click here for information.  

Riparian Buffer Sub-Grant for Conservation Districts

Pennsylvania’s conservation districts are encouraged to apply for funding to install riparian forest buffers in conjunction with landowners. Multi-functional riparian forest buffers are encouraged but conventional buffers are accepted as well. This grant is first come first served.

The grant round will stay open until funds are used up or June 30, 2024, whichever comes first. Click here for the grant application, guidelines, and templates. 

Multifunctional Riparian Buffer Sub-grant for Conservation Districts

Pennsylvania’s conservation districts are encouraged to apply for funding to install multifunctional buffers in conjunction with landowners. This grant is first come first served.

The grant round is open. The grant round will stay open until funds are used up or June 30, 2023, whichever comes first. Click here for the grant application, guidelines, and templates. 

Nonpoint Source Pollution Educational Mini-Grant Program

fieldday200The PACD administers the Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Mini-Grant Program. Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded to promote water quality and pollution prevention. With this funding, conservation districts are able to implement educational programs to increase local awareness of water quality issues and encourage citizen participation in activities to improve water quality in local watersheds. Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The 2022-2023 round is closed. The deadline to apply was January 28, 2022. Click here for more information.

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