The application period is now closed.
For program updates, please visit NMDA's Healthy Soil Program webpage.
Each Healthy Soil Program project submitted for possible grant funding must occur in New Mexico, aiming to improve soil by implementing one or more of five soil health principles:
- keeping soil covered;
- minimizing soil disturbance on cropland and minimizing external inputs;
- maximizing biodiversity;
- maintaining a living root; and
- integrating animals into land management, including grazing animals, birds, beneficial insects or keystone species, such as earthworms.
Individual Applicants are defined as farmers, ranchers, and other land managers; and businesses and nonprofits engaged in farming, ranching, or other forms of land management.