South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA)
Grants to South Dakota conservation districts for projects that protect environmental resources throughout the State. These competitive grants may be requested for a broad range of projects that protect natural resources, including watersheds, forests, and agricultural land.
Examples of previously supported projects include the following:
- Windbreak tree planting establishment and renovations, including windbreaks for wildlife habitat, field erosion control and farmstead and livestock protection.
- Water development to provide for livestock water needs away from the riparian area to promote healthy regeneration of those areas for erosion control benefits.
- Waterway construction and seeding.
- Rangeland/Pastureland improvement projects including seeding, cross fencing and rotational grazing, etc.
- Water quality improvement projects including some of the above practices as well as overall assessment of the condition of the watershed and to identify sources of water quality impairments.
- No-till cropping system incentives.
- Biological weed control in areas where conventional control techniques may cause resource damage such as on highly erodible land or in areas inaccessible to conventional equipment.
Most, if not all, of the above grant projects include an information/education element.
GrantWatch ID#: 171681
Any organized conservation district within the State may make an application to the State Conservation Commission.
Grants are awarded two times during a calendar year: May and November. SDDA Resource Conservation and Forestry Division must receive the applications no later than April 1 for the May awards, or October 1 for the November awards.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please mail one complete application, including any attachments, to:
SD Department of Agriculture Resource
Conservation and Forestry
523 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3182
Bill Smith, Division Director
USA: South Dakota: Organized conservation districts