Climate Resilience Grant

The mission of the NH Conservation Districts Climate Resilience Grant is to support and empower local farmers to build climate resilience throughout the Granite State.

 

This will be done through reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change (mitigation) through greenhouse gas emissions reduction and carbon sequestration, and to increasing the resiliency of New Hampshire Farms in a changing climate  (adaptation), while meeting farm’s conservation goals and needs. Extreme weather events, frequent and prolonged droughts, and increased pest pressures are increasing challenges for NH farms.


This grant though the NH County Conservation Districts seeks to support farmers in meeting those challenges.

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Interesting in Applying?

Applications are due by July 29, 2022! View the RFP Here: 2022 Request for Proposals (RFP)

Attend a Virtual Informational Session

An optional zoom informational session for interested applicants will be held on
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 7:00PM.

Registration Required:
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Ready to Apply

If you have reviewed the RFP and confirmed that you meet all of the eligibility requirements please complete an application: 2022 Application

Applications are due on July 29, 2022!

 

For further information or to discuss project proposals, please contact Lionel Chute, lchute@sullivancountynh.gov; 603.542.4891

The 10 New Hampshire Conservation Districts are thrilled to announce the first grant round of the NH Conservation Districts Climate Resilience Grant.


The NH County Conservation Districts have launched this farm viability program to improve the resilience of NH farms in the face of extreme weather events and a changing climate. Direct grants to farms to invest in on-farm infrastructure, equipment, and innovative practices will support farm profitability and the long-term viability for NH’s agricultural sector.

This grant program was designed with a high level of farmer input to ensure the most pressing needs of farms will be met. The NH Conservation Districts have also worked in close partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation partners to ensure that this statewide program fills the gaps that are not being adequately met by federal funds.


Funds are available for projects that mitigate the impact of agriculture on climate change and enhance the on-farm adaptations to projected climate conditions. Preference will be given to projects that can demonstrate strong potential in mitigation and adaptation.

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This grant program is made possible through the generous contributions of private donors. If you would like to make a donation to support future funding of the program, please do so here!


Donations to the fund may also be made by mail, checks can be made payable to "CCCD" and addressed to 11 Industrial Park Dr., Walpole, NH 03608. Please include “Climate” in the memo line. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated and make a difference!