Action Messages

"Action Messages" is the place to find those national and state items that need to be brought to the attention of Districts and their Partners for possible ACTION.  There are Action Messages presented below:
Action Message 1

       NEW HEALTHY SOIL PROGRAM IS HERE!!

The deadline to submit pilot project proposals to NMDA has been extended from Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 5 p.m. to Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 5 p.m. 

    NMACD would like to encourage all Soil and Water Conservation Districts to go to the NMDA web site and the link below.  Take a look at the grant program and think about how your district can be involved?  Contact Producers and other interested groups about applying for a GRANT!  NMACD has names and contact information of many contractors that your district can hire to help you put the proposal together for a minimal amount.  NMACD will also help districts any way that we can.  There are other groups like the Quivera Coalition and the Healthy Lands Working Group that also have expertise to help with proposals.  Don't forget that there are several Cooperative Extension Ag Science Centers across the state that may also be available to assist you or be a partner for a project.  Acequias, Pueblos, and Tribes are also qualified to apply so reach out to them as well.

    Remember that you may have producers and/or other groups coming to your districts so that you can be a sponsor for a project located within your district boundaries!  The deadline is short so PLEASE do NOT put this off!

    I believe that there is $175,000 available for these grants.  You may only want to apply for a $10,000- $25,000 grant but this is a GREAT opportunity to work with your producers as well as new partners.

Healthy Soil Project Proposals -- APPLY NOW

Debbie Hughes, Executive Director

New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts

    NMDA staff has been hard at work with many partners on the NEW Healthy Soils Program!   We are excited and happy to announce the Healthy Soil Program is now "live" on the NMDA website with components of the program available for the public to view.  The Healthy Soil Pilot Grant Program will found there as well. 

Next, NMDA will be working on the Education, Assessment, and Outreach elements of the program - Stay tuned!!!

Action Message 2

Good morning Partners,

For your awareness, a stakeholder notice was posted October 23 announcing the extension of the deadline to November 8 for producers to enroll in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Grassland Conservation Initiative. The stakeholder announcement can be found here.

Have a great day!

Alicia Rodriguez, Assistant State Conservationist for Partnerships, USDA/NRCS

100 Sun Ave, Suite 602, Albuquerque, NM 87109, 505-761-4421  Office, 505-205-5825  Cell

alicia.rodriguez@usda.gov