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Grants to Pennsylvania Farmers in Eligible Counties to Support Agricultural Activities

Agriculture Small Grant Program


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Funding Source
Indiana County Conservation District
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Geographic Focus
USA: Pennsylvania: Indiana and Cambria counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/31/23 Midnight Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $1,500 to Pennsylvania farmers in eligible counties to support agricultural activities. Eligible expenses include but are not limited to supplies, equipment, construction, design and engineering, and conservation plans. Agricultural activities must take place in Indiana and Cambria counties.

Eligible Projects

  • High-Priority Projects:
    • Developing business plans using sustainable farming models
    • Implementing components of an existing farm business plan
    • Purchasing equipment or supplies and materials associated with an existing farm business plan
    • Marketing projects associated with a farm business plan
  • Low to Medium Priority Projects (when requesting funding for these items, priority will be given to projects or costs that cannot be covered through other existing funding opportunities like ACAP, PACD Plan Reimbursement Program, Conservation Excellence Grant, NRCS Equip, etc.):
    • Covering conservation planning costs associated with manure, nutrient, or agricultural erosion and sedimentation plans.
    • Covering costs associated with implementing conservation best management practices associated with a conservation, manure, nutrient, agricultural erosion and sedimentation plan.

Eligible Use of Funds

Funds can be used to cover any of the following associated costs:

  • Equipment, supplies, and materials necessary for implementing parts of a business plan.
  • Construction activities associated with business, manure, nutrient Ag E&S, or conservation plans.
  • Engineering Services including design and inspection costs
  • Professional Services including survices such as business plan writing consultants, conservation, manure, nutrient, or Ag E&S plan writing consultants, land surveying, preparation of bid documents, construction inspections, archaological surveys, PNDI surveys, etc. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Any agricultural producer or landowner where agricultural activities are occurring in Indiana and Cambria Counties.

Funds cannot be used to cover agricultural producer/landowner time or operational overhead costs.

Pre-Application Information
Grants must be submitted by midnight on May 31st.

No match is required for this grant program, however applications that include match or demonstrate that the request is leveraging funds for other funding sources may rank higher during application scoring.

Number of Grants
A maximum of one grant will be awarded in each county.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant requests shall not exceed $1,500.

Term of Contract
Grants are to be completed within one year from the executed date of the grant agreement.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

For technical inquiries regarding the submission of the on-line application, contact the Indiana County Conservation District at (724) 471-4751.

Program inquiries should be directed to:
Friends of the Indiana County Conservation District
435 Hamill Road,
Indiana PA 15701

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