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NH Conservation Districts Climate Resilience Grant

The NH County Conservation Districts have launched this farm viability program to improve the resilience of NH farms in the face of extreme weather events and a changing climate. Direct grants to farms to invest in on-farm infrastructure, equipment, and innovative practices will support farm profitability and the long-term viability for NH’s agricultural sector.

The mission of the NH Conservation Districts Climate Resilience Grant is to support and empower local farmers to build climate resilience throughout the granite state. This will be done through reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change (mitigation) through greenhouse gas emissions reduction and carbon sequestration, and through increasing the resiliency of New Hampshire Farms in a changing climate (adaptation), while meeting farm’s conservation goals and needs. Extreme weather events, frequent and prolonged droughts, and increased pest pressures are increasing challenges for NH farms. This grant through the NH County Conservation Districts seeks to support farmers in meeting those challenges.

This grant program was designed with a high level of farmer input to ensure the most pressing needs of farms will be met. The NH Conservation Districts have also worked in close partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation partners to ensure that this statewide program fills the gaps that are not being adequately met by federal funds. Funds are available for projects that mitigate the impact of agriculture on climate change and enhance the on-farm adaptations to projected climate conditions. Preference will be given to projects that can demonstrate strong potential in mitigation and adaptation.

To learn more about ELIGIBLE PROJECTS, ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS & SITES, PROGRAM FUNDING & PROJECT DURATION, TIMEFRAME, APPLICATION SUBMITAL PROCEDURE, GRANT FUNDING & INFORMATION REQUIRED, PROJECT MONITORING, PROJECT INSIGHT, AND MORE - <<<CLICK HERE>>>

Ready to Apply?

If you have reviewed the RFP above and confirmed that you meet all of the eligibility requirements, please complete an application:

Additional Forms

Attend the Virtual Informational Session

Interested farmers are encouraged to attend this virtual information session to learn more about the grant, successful past projects, and have their questions answered.

  • When: December 7, 2023 at 6:00PM

  • To Sign Up for the Informational Session click HERE 

 

Download event to your calendar here

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