Texas NRCS Project G.R.E.E.N.

Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
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USDA-NRCS-TX-PG-20-GEN0010731

The Texas NRCS Project G.R.E.E.N. (Growing Roots for Education, Environment and Nutrition) is an effort to challenge schools and school districts, both public and private, to establish vegetable and fruit gardens, rainwater harvesting systems, pollinator habitat and high tunnels across Texas. The simple act of planting a garden can help unite neighbors in a common effort and inspire locally led solutions to challenges facing our state. Challenges that can be addressed with locally led solutions can be diverse in both urban and rural settings. Addressing hunger with a garden can bring communities together and initiate other positive outcomes for people. Pollinator habitat planned with urban and rural gardens can provide an increase in harvest potential while providing food and habitat for declining insect communities in Texas. The Texas NRCS Project G.R.E.E.N. will provide technical and financial assistance to eligible schools or school districts, both public and private, to establish or improve gardens for food production, rainwater harvesting systems, gardens or habitat for attracting and maintaining pollinators like monarch butterflies and the establishment of high tunnels to extend the growing season of fruits and vegetables.Proposals will be accepted from schools and school districts, both public and private, for projects located in Texas. NRCS anticipates that the total amount awarded under this announcement in Federal fiscal year 2020 will be approximately $125,000. This opportunity is open to schools and school districts, both public and private, for competitive consideration of cooperative agreement awards for one year in duration.
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Posted on

Application Deadline

Type

Prizes & contests

Reference Number

USDA-NRCS-TX-PG-20-GEN0010731

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