Texas NRCS Urban and Rural Conservation Projects

Texas NRCS Urban and Rural Conservation Projects

Federal Agencies/Foundations
Funder Name:
U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)
Eligible Applicants:
Tribal Governments
Non-profits organizations
Colleges, Schools and Research Institutions
Relevant Project Area:
Outreach & Community Engagement
Environment, Natural Resource Management, and Human Health
Water Conservation
Funding Range:

The Texas NRCS Urban and Rural Conservation Project is an effort to challenge community organizations, educational institutions and Indian tribes to focus on local grassroots conservation efforts for the betterment of people and the environment. This project will allow hunger to be addressed in areas where local, fresh, and nutritious foods are not available. These food deserts can be addressed on multiple levels.


Community Garden and High Tunnel Grants

Grants are available up to $4,000 for a community garden and $6500 for a high tunnel.  The simple act of planting a garden can help unite neighbors in a common effort and inspire locally-led solutions to challenges facing our state.  Addressing hunger with a garden can bring communities together and initiate many positive outcomes for people. 

Monarch Butterfly Garden Grants

Grants are available for up to $3000 for Monarch butterfly gardens.  Pollinator habitat planned with gardens can provide an increase in harvest potential while providing food and habitat for declining insect communities in Texas. 

Rainwater Harvesting Systems Grants

Grants are available for up to $5,000 for rainwater harvesting systems.  Rainwater harvesting is an innovative alternative water supply approach anyone can use. Rainwater harvesting captures, diverts, and stores rainwater for later use.  Implementing rainwater harvesting is beneficial because it reduces demand on the existing water supply and reduces run-off, erosion, and contamination of surface water.  Rainwater can be used for nearly any purpose that requires water. These include landscape use, stormwater control, wildlife and livestock watering, in-home use, and fire protection.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.