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DEQ seeks grant applicants for 2022 agricultural best management practices program

March 15, 2021

DEQ seeks grant applicants for 2022 agricultural best management practices program

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks grant applicants for the 2022 agricultural best management practices (BMP) program.

The agricultural BMP program is designed to help landowners implement agricultural BMPs in high-priority watersheds throughout the state and help meet total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) objectives.

Eligible projects must address agricultural or ranching BMPs and be completed or show significant progress by June 30, 2022.

Projects are required to match contributions equal to or exceeding 40% of the grant funds. State funds awarded to a project cannot exceed $250,000, of which no more than 10% can be used for the combined costs of administrative expenses.

Projects can begin on July 1, 2021.

Applications will be accepted from March 14 to April 14, 2021. Interested parties should apply directly at DEQ’s Nonpoint Source Subgrants in Idaho and include “State General Fund SFY2022” in the project title.

Media Contact:

Julia Achabal
Nonpoint Source §319 Coordinator
(208) 373-0321
Julia.Achabal@deq.idaho.gov

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