The Environmental Protection Agency this week announced the availability of $12 million in funding to support historically underserved farmers within the Gulf of Mexico watershed. The funds are from the Farmer to Farmer grant program and were announced by EPA Region 7, which includes waters in the Gulf of Mexico watershed. Selected projects will work to increase collaboration among farming communities, while improving water quality, habitat, climate resilience, and environmental education through the demonstration of innovative practices on working lands. EPA plans to award four cooperative agreements, with up to $3 million of funding each. It is expected that grant awards may be issued for up to a five-year project period beginning May 2022. Successful applicants will be responsible for administering a competitive subaward grant program to directly collaborate with underserved farmers on projects in the Gulf of Mexico watershed. The request for applications period will end on February 4, 2022. View the funding opportunity on grants.gov.
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