NMDA’s Healthy Soil Program: Application requirements for Individual Applicants

Please see overarching information for Individual Applicants (and other applicant types) on the Healthy Soil Program webpage.

Individual Applicants seeking a grant from NMDA’s Healthy Soil Program include individuals, businesses, and nonprofits engaged in farming, ranching, or other forms of land management.  Individual Applicants cannot apply without two requirements:

  1. A conservation plan from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or a conservation planning template completed in cooperation with NRCS.  (Locate the NRCS Local Service Center nearest you.)  For Individual Applicants who choose to meet this requirement with the conservation planning template, download this template for cropland; download this template for rangeland.
      • While not required for application, these resource concern guide sheets (cropland and rangeland) may be useful in generating project ideas after completing the conservation planning process described above.
  2. Support for their project from a soil and water conservation district (SWCD) or the pueblo, tribe, or nation of which they are a member.  Locate your SWCD via the PDF document embedded on this webpage or your tribal entity via the Pueblos, Tribes & Nations dropdown tab near the top of this webpage.  Ask the SWCD or your tribal entity to support your project by working with you to complete this Letter of Support.
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