Highlands Region municipalities and counties can apply for Sustainable Agriculture Grants newly available through the work of the Highlands Council. The available pool for this round of funding is $450,000.
The grant program is designed to promote sustainable agriculture within the frame work of protecting the Highlands Region’s valuable and limited water supply. The agricultural grants will concentrate on assisting the agriculture community by funding programs focusing in three areas: 1) integrated crop management, 2) market development, and 3) farmland preservation.
The eighty-eight Highlands municipalities, seven Highlands counties and County Agriculture Development Boards are encouraged to submit applications by January 1, 2007.