Healthy Soil Program

Welcome to the official website for NMDA’s new Healthy Soil Program.

The Healthy Soil Program (HSP) was created when the Healthy Soil Act was signed into law on April 2, 2019.  The purpose of the program is “to promote and support farming and ranching systems and other forms of land management that increase soil organic matter, aggregate stability, microbiology and water retention to improve the health, yield and profitability of the soils of the state.”  This purpose is achieved by funding pilot projects aimed at improving soil health, as well as related education and outreach efforts.

Below, you will find information on the second round of HSP funding; this round is targeted toward education and outreach projects that further soil health stewardship, as well as capacity building, in New Mexico.

The deadline for NMDA to receive healthy soil education and outreach grant proposals is Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 5 p.m. Late submissions will not be accepted.

BACKGROUND MATERIALS

GRANT APPLICATION MATERIALS

All of the above material relates to education and outreach projects that further soil health stewardship in New Mexico.  If your project aims to improve soil health — rather than to conduct education and outreach related to soil health — please note that the deadline to have applied for HSP funding for on-the-ground pilot projects was November 6, 2019.

If you still have questions after reviewing all of the above materials, please call 575-646-2642 or email hsp@nmda.nmsu.edu.