underserved producers

USDA Seeking Applications to Expand Conservation Assistance to Underserved Producers

Dan Conservation, Economy, Environment, USDA-NRCS

underserved producers

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds farmers and ranchers they are seeking applications for projects that will improve outreach to underserved producers. Specifically, USDA wants to improve outreach about conservation programs and services and opportunities for students to pursue careers in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences.

NRCS is offering up to $70 million in cooperative agreements with entities for two-year projects encouraging participation in NRCS programs, especially in underserved communities and urban and small-scale producers.


The funding opportunity builds on NRCS’ fiscal year 2022 investment of $50 million in more than 100 partnerships to expand access to conservation assistance for climate-smart agriculture and forestry.

The application deadline is April 27, and all of the information and guidance is available at grants.gov.