Award Ceiling: 
Posted Date: 
September 13, 2021
Due Date: Full Proposal: 
October 25, 2021
The projects should help historically underserved farmers and ranchers in implementing natural resources conservation practices that: Improve soil health; Improve water quality; Provide habitat for local wildlife species of concern; Improve the environmental and economic performance of working agricultural land; and Build and strengthen local food projects that provide healthy food and economic opportunities. Projects should remove barriers to access and reach historically underserved groups through a combination of program outreach and technical assistance in managing natural resources that address one or more of the following four NRCS priority areas: Addressing local natural resource issues; Using climate-smart agriculture practices and principles; Encouraging existing and new partnerships; and Developing state and community-led conservation leadership for historically underserved agricultural producers, including educating and training students for careers in natural resources management.