Farm Credit Services of America's Working Here Fund offers grant for projects and organizations that make a positive impact in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wyoming. There are two options of funding available: grants of up to $2,000 or grants of up to $10,000 for larger, more long-term community projects. Both funding options are designed to impact Agriculture Education, Young and Beginning Producers, Hunger and Nutrition, and Essential Services/Disaster Relief needs.
Applications are due by December 31, 2018.
New York has announced that $30 million is available statewide to support conservation easement projects on dairy farms. Funding through the state's Farmland Protection Implementation Grants Program will ensure dairy farms the opportunity to diversify their operations or transition their farm to the next generation at a more affordable cost while ensuring the land forever remains used for agricultural purposes. The state is issuing a Request for Applications for farmland protection grants of up to $2 million from eligible entities, such as land trusts, municipalities, county agricultural and farmland protection boards, and State Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
There is no application deadline.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award additional priority points to Solid Waste Management Grant Program applications proposing innovative projects to promote the safe disposal of prescription drugs in rural communities. USDA Solid Waste Management Grants support the planning and management of solid waste sites. Rural communities, non-profit organizations, federally recognized tribes, and academic institutions can apply.
The application deadline for the Solid Waste Management Grant Program is December 31, 2018.