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DEQ seeks grant applicants for 2023 agricultural best management practices program

Contact: Julia Achabal, Nonpoint Source §319 Coordinator, Julia.Achabal@deq.idaho.gov

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks grant applicants for the 2023 agricultural best management practices (BMP) grant 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, 2023.

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, 2022.

Applications will be accepted from March 14 to April 14, 2022. Interested parties should apply directly on DEQ’s Nonpoint Source Subgrants in Idaho page and include “State General Fund” in the project title.

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