Farmer-Led Conservation & Watershed Protection Mini-Grant Program
This mini-grant program will be implemented to expand farmer-led conservation demonstration efforts to all 12 SERA-46/HTF states and associated farmer-led organizations. Qualified organizations will compete for grants in the amount of up to $4,000. Awardees will be equipped with educational materials and evaluations to ensure that delivery and evaluation meet grant requirements. Four local farmer-led demonstration activities will be funded annually. All mini-grant recipients will be provided with a pre-developed survey, implementation of which is a requirement of all grant recipients, and all completed surveys will need to be included in a brief final report of activities. Each project period is one year.
Intent of funds/goals of awards:
Promote conservation delivery, adoption, and technologies to improve water quality in local watersheds across the Mississippi River Basin.
Encourage partnerships in conservation
Encourage farmer-led watershed leadership
At least one farmer participant
Able to enter into a contract with MSU
Appropriate fiscal management to accept funds, execute project, and submit expenditures to MSU
Agree to disseminate survey tool and submit evaluations to MSU
Agree to invite grant administrator to attend event
Examples of Allowable Activities:
Nonpoint source pollution mitigation activities
Landowner Field Days
Outreach and Education activities related to nutrient reduction
Farmer Round Table Discussions related to nutrient reduction strategies
Implementation and turning in evaluations
An expenditure report, including activities and accomplishments
2021 Request for Proposals Closed on April 30th. Be on the look out for an announcement requesting proposals for the 2022 cycle.
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
The mission of the MDWFP Wildlife Research Program is to develop meaningful research designed to guide wildlife management decisions.