Grants and Partnerships
Direct Seed Grant
Funding is available for operators looking to try direct seeding for the first time. Cost-share will cover 3 seedings from now through June 30, 2024. Operators must rent a direct seed drill or hire someone to seed for them, then submit an invoice to be reimbursed. Costs will be reimbursed at a rate of $28/acre for up to 250 acres per seeding. For more information, please contact us at 509-659-1553.
WRIA 34 Palouse Watershed Regional
Conservation Partnership Program (WRIA 34 RCPP)
This program provides funding to implement practices such as reduced tillage, cover crops, nutrient management and riparian buffers. Implementation assistance through RCPP will be available soon. RCPP funding is separate from NRCS’s general EQIP, so operators may apply for both. To sign up for this program give us a call at 509-659-1553.
Take a look at this map of the WRIA 34 area within our district, if your proposed project site is within the light colored area your location qualifies.
Each applicant must establish themselves as a USDA customer and complete all Farm Service Agency (FSA) eligibility requirements. Contact the local FSA/NRCS offices at 659-1761 for eligibility requirements, both offices are located at 506 Weber Avenue in Ritzville.
Washington State Conservation Commission Grants
Assistance is available for the implementation of management practices that protect the natural resources within our District. There are a variety of best management practices (BMPs) that any landowner can implement to help conserve soil, improve water and air quality, and enhance wildlife habitat. If you have a resource concern or are just interested in improving current management practices, please contact us at 509-659-1553.