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Funding available for water protection projects

COLCHESTER — The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking applications for water quality-focused conservation innovation grants in Vermont.
USDA-NRCS in Vermont will invest up to a total of $225,000 for projects that spark the development and adoption of innovative conservation technologies and approaches that address water quality. The maximum award amount for any project will not exceed $75,000 in fiscal year 2017.
The topics listed below have been identified as priority water quality areas for consideration and funding under the Vermont Conservation Innovation Grants program this year:
•  Demonstration and evaluation of a constructed wetland for drainage water treatment.
•  Demonstration of two-stage ditch systems on agricultural lands.
•  Wetlands restoration demonstration and monitoring project.
•  Wetlands ecosystem services economic valuation.
Potential applicants should review the announcement for program funding  available on www.grants.gov. Proposals are due in the Vermont NRCS office, 356 Mountain View Drive, Suite 105, Colchester, VT, by June 3, 4 p.m.
For more information about this grant program, email [email protected] or visit http://bit.ly/VTCIG. 

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