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USDA Extends Deadline for Grazing Land Agreements

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI), Pasture, USDA-NRCS

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the application deadline for the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Cooperative Agreements. The new deadline is now October 6.

USDA is investing up to $12 million in partnerships that expand access to conservation technical assistance for livestock producers and increase the use of conservation practices on grazing lands.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Associate Chief, Louis Aspey, explains how the plan works.

USDA Extends Deadline for Grazing Land Agreements

Project proposals for GLCI Cooperative Agreements will identify and address barriers to accessing grazing assistance for producers. The projects should address several concerns, including local natural resource concerns, use climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices and principles, and encourage existing and new partnerships through emphasizing equity in advancing the resource needs of underserved communities.

To apply, visit the funding opportunity on grants.gov.

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Deadline Extended for Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Cooperative Agreements

(USDA-NRCS/WASHINGTON/Sept. 22, 2022) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the application deadline for Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Cooperative Agreements (GLCI) from Sept. 22 to Oct. 6, 2022.  USDA is investing up to $12 million in partnerships that expand access to conservation technical assistance for livestock producers and increase the use of conservation practices on grazing lands.  

Project proposals for GLCI Cooperative Agreements will identify and address barriers to accessing grazing assistance for producers. These partnerships are encouraged to include outreach and support for reaching historically underserved producers. Projects must address one or more of the following priorities:

  • Address local natural resource concerns.
  • Use climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices and principles.
  • Encourage existing and new partnerships through emphasizing equity in advancing the resource needs of underserved communities.
  • Identify and implement strategies to quantify, monitor, report on and verify conservation benefits associated with grazing management systems.

See the August 8 announcement for more information. To apply, visit the funding opportunity on grants.gov