The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently accepting applications for the Underserved Farmer to Farmer Grant program. A number of entities are eligible to apply, including Iowa's Watershed Management Authorities (WMA). The deadline is April 28.
The announcement presents an opportunity for the state's 27 WMAs to receive funding for project implementation and staffing. This resource provides guidance for WMA leaders who are considering applying.
Over the next five years, $3 million in funding will be distributed to eligible entities to work with historically underserved farmers and farm communities to address nutrient pollution, frequent flooding, and drinking water challenges.