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August 2018

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Permalink Farm Credit East AgEnhancement Grant

Each year, Northeast agricultural credit associations and CoBank award grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to help organizations promote awareness and strengthen agriculture, commercial fishing, and forest products in the six New England states, New York, and New Jersey. There are three application deadlines each year.
The next application deadline is August 1, 2018.

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Permalink Mountain Rose Herbs Giving Project

Mountain Rose Herbs will award three grants in the amount of $4,000 each to those who demonstrate that they share the company's mission-driven philosophy, passion for herbalism, and commitment to protecting the planet. Applicants can be herbal learners, home herbalists, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations who just need a little assistance to make their vision a reality. Projects eligible for funding include herbalism and herbal education, protection of native and medicinal plants, environmental stewardship, and organic and sustainable agriculture. Applicants must create and post a three-minute video describing their proposed project.
Applications are due by August 1, 2018.

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Permalink Cedar Tree Foundation Regenerative Grazing Initiative

A national program of the Cedar Tree Foundation, the Regenerative Grazing Initiative will provide significant support to a small number of not-for-profit organizations that are expanding the adoption of regenerative grazing practices in the USA. In 2018, grantmaking for this initiative will focus on work in the following states: Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota; Oklahoma and Missouri; and the Northeast. Cedar Tree plans to award three to four grants for three years each, with an award size between $100,000 and $160,000 per year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional three years.
Letters of inquiry are due by August 8, 2018.

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Permalink Montana Conservation Garden Project

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Montana State Office is seeking support from and opportunities to partner with likeminded natural resource conservation partners to develop community gardens, pollinator gardens, and/or seasonal high tunnels. The overall intent of this opportunity is to solicit partnerships to help enhance the implementation of key conservation objectives and priorities. Proposals will be accepted from eligible entities for projects located in Montana. Proposals are requested for competitive consideration of grant awards for one year in duration from city or township governments, county governments, special districts, state governments, nonprofit organizations, independent school districts, institutions of higher education, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments. NRCS anticipates that the total amount awarded under this announcement in Federal fiscal year 2018 will be approximately $100,000, with a minimum award of $3,000 and a maximum award of $13,500.
Applications are due by August 10, 2018.

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Permalink AERO Expo Farmer Fellow

AERO has received funding through a Western SARE Mini-Grant to help bring six beginning (five years or less on-farm experience) and/or military veteran farmers to this year's Expo and Annual Meeting in Missoula, Montana, October 26-28, 2018. Expo Farmer Fellows receive a full weekend ticket to the Expo covering meals; two nights lodging; travel reimbursement; participation in a small session with keynote speaker and agroecology expert Dr Miguel Altieri; and a one-year AERO membership. In exchange, Fellows agree to write a brief essay on their experience and knowledge gained, which AERO will use for reporting and to feature in its quarterly newsletter.
Applications are due by August 15, 2018.

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Permalink Fish and Wildlife Service Region 4 Science Applications Projects

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Science Applications, has received over $2 million annually in the past to support landscape conservation throughout the southeast United States, including the U.S. Caribbean. Depending on the level of funding available this year, up to 15 projects addressing the five themes listed below will be supported: I. Streamlining regulations through the development of conservation Blueprints II. Support at-risk species conservation and State Wildlife Action Plan implementation III. Support Gulf coast restoration IV. Strategic investments V. Balancing human and ecological water needs There are no restrictions on eligibility, all potential applicants are eligible.
Proposals must be submitted by August 15, 2018.

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Permalink Agricultural Conservation Easement Program in Indiana

Indiana's USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP restores and protects Indiana's critical wetlands and grasslands, which helps productive farms remain in agriculture and provides important habitat for wildlife and plant species. This program includes both Wetland Reserve Easements and Agricultural Land Easements.
Applications for the next funding round, the 2019 fiscal year of funding, must be submitted on or before August 17, 2018.

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Permalink New York Farmland Protection Implementation Grants

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets invites proposals for financial assistance to implement Conservation Easement Projects with owners of viable agricultural lands that are at risk of conversion to non-farm uses. Proposals may be submitted by county agricultural and farmland protection boards, municipalities with a farmland protection plan, non-profit organizations, and soil and water conservation districts. The Department has made available $37.8 million for Conservation Easement Awards up to $2 million each.
Proposals are due by August 31, 2018.

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