Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Berks Conservation District Receives National Assn. Of Conservation Districts Grant

On March 31, the
National Association of Conservation Districts announced $1 million in urban agriculture conservation funding for 20 conservation districts across 14 states.

The Berks County Conservation District received one of the grants to provide technical assistance for the Cultivating Communities initiative developed by the City of Readings Victory Garden Task Force to address soil health, stormwater runoff and nonpoint source pollution, climate change resiliency and food security within environmental justice communities.

“The Urban Agriculture Conservation Grants provide opportunities for conservation districts to continue their great work in new and different ways,” NACD President Michael Crowder said. “The projects we’re announcing today will help conservation districts reach new audiences and build new programs to provide technical assistance in a variety of community-oriented settings.”

NACD and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) first partnered through the Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant Initiative in 2016 to support technical assistance activities related to community-oriented agricultural programs. 

Including this announcement, NACD and NRCS have awarded more than $5.6 million in funding for 122 grants in 35 states.

Click Here for the complete announcement.

[Posted: March 31, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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