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Conservation grants available

Published March 12. 2013 7:00PM   Updated March 12. 2013 7:15PM

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Connecticut has announced the availability of Conservation Innovation Grants to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.

About $176,000 in grants is expected to be available this year. Applications are requested from eligible governmental or non-governmental organizations or individuals for projects between 1-3 years in duration. The objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions can be found at: www.ct.nrcs.usda.gov under “In The News."

The program was created to offer funding dedicated to the adoption of technologies to address a range of agricultural issues including improving water quality, air quality, and promoting energy conservation.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. April 5. They should be mailed to the NRCS Connecticut State Office, 344 Merrow Road, Suite A, Tolland, CT 06084-3917, ATTN: Nancy Ferlow. To apply electronically, visit: www.grants.gov/.

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