Deadline extended for local water quality project grants

Buckeye Farm News

County Farm Bureaus will have more time to develop local partnerships and projects that help protect Ohio’s water resources.

Earlier this year, Ohio Farm Bureau announced financial assistance opportunities for county Farm Bureaus to address agriculture’s role in Ohio’s water quality challenges. County Farm Bureaus now have until 5 p.m. July 31 or until all funds are awarded to submit their applications.

The grant funds will be awarded to county Farm Bureaus on a dollar-for-dollar match for applicable local water projects that are collaborative and support Ohio Farm Bureau’s goal of enhancing water quality and food production. Examples are, but are not limited to, workshops, field days, county fair displays, educational materials, issue briefings or water quality monitoring activities.

Projects conducted under the OFBF County Water Quality Initiative Program require a local match contribution (cash or in-kind) to the project equal to 100 percent of the amount requested in OFBF funds. At least 40 percent of the matching funds must come from project partners outside of Farm Bureau.