National Association of Conservation Districts launches new Urban Agriculture Conservation grants initiative

NACD_Logo_smallWith support from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the NACD Urban and Community Resource Policy Group (RPG) is developing a new Urban Agriculture Conservation grants initiative. NACD and NRCS have teamed up to help conservation districts and their partners provide much-needed conservation technical assistance for urban agriculture in predominantly developed and developing areas. NACD will likely provide funding for a technical staff person in up to 20 districts for one year. They expect to release a formal Request for Proposals sometime in May.

NACD hosts Urban and Community Conservation Webinar this May 

NACD is hosting a Urban and Community Conservation webinar on May 19 (scheduled for 12:00-1:00pm Eastern time) that will feature this new grants initiative. NACD leadership will announce the goals, and RPG representatives will cover the details. A portion of the time will be used to answer districts’ questions. To best prepare for the Q&A, NACD asks that districts send any questions they have to Deb Bogar at prior to the webinar.

Register for the webinar

These popular webinars, held on the third Thursday of each month, are sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in partnership with the NACD Urban and Community RPG. There is no cost to participate, but space is limited.Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, email Debra Bogar at with your name, title, district or business name, state and email address. Information to access the webinar will be sent by email.