NACD Announces Launch of District Grants Application Period
Now in its fifth round of funding, the Friends of NACD District Grants Program is an initiative of NACD’s volunteer board members, who dedicate time to creating and advocating for new opportunities for conservation districts to grow their programs and capacity. The 2024 program will award top ranking applicants up to $2,500 each, to conduct new activities or test novel approaches to their operations.
Past grantees have implemented projects that have helped to enhance their visibility within their communities, reach new clients and grow their partnerships. Examples include: a climate resilience focused educational demonstration forest project created by Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District, a 2023 grantee in Hiram, Maine; an educational outreach program to increase invasive species awareness led by the Clark County Soil and Water Conservation District in Indiana, a 2022 grantee; the Start Farming Mentorship Program started by the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District, a 2021 grantee in Jacksonville, Florida; and a recycling bin for agricultural chemical containers constructed by the Butte Soil and Water Conservation District, a 2020 grantee in Arco, Idaho.
The Friends of NACD program was established in 2009 to enable individuals and organizations to support the nation’s nearly 3,000 conservation districts through cash donations to NACD.
Learn more about Friends of NACD and the District Grants Program and apply on NACD’s website.