Eighteen conservation districts throughout Arkansas will be receiving more than $300,000 in funding through the Arkansas Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
In total, the 18 conservation districts will receive $309,172 in grants. These grants are designated for “natural resource enhancement, restoration or protection activities,” according to an Arkansas Department of Agriculture news release.
“We appreciate the opportunity to share grant funding from the USDA NRCS with conservation districts across the state for activities that will further conserve and protect Arkansas’ natural resources,” Arkansas Department of Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward said in a statement. “Even during this challenging time, our partnership with USDA and conservation districts remains strong and active, providing needed resources to Arkansans.”
The largest grants went to Boone and Buffalo counties for conservation tech projects. Both of these projects received funding of $43,500. The second largest grant amount was for $28,000 for both Clark and Crittenden counties. Clark County’s grant was for a Centerpoint Farm project, and Crittenden County’s funding was for irrigation studies.
The full list of projects can be found here.