TAG: grant money

EPA funds projects to lower pesticide risk to bees

January 14, 2014By

Through Agricultural Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Grants, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is putting nearly $500,000 toward three university projects focused on reducing the use of pesticides as well as protecting bees from pesticides. The Agricultural IPM Grant money will be divided among Louisiana State University (LSU), University of Vermont (UVM) and Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). “These collaborative... read more

Toro selects finalists for $15,000 grant program

November 5, 2013By

It’s down to the final four in The Toro Co.’s “Ready. Set. GROW!” grant program. Per public voting on Facebook, the program will award $15,000 to growers and nonprofits that promote sustainable practices in agricultural communities in the U.S. Finalists include: Armed Services YMCA at Camp Pendleton in Camp Pendleton, Calif., which would use the grant to support the Veterans... read more

11 states receive water management grants

June 5, 2013By

The U.S. Department of the Interior has awarded $20.8 million in grant money to 44 projects in 11 western states for water management improvements and supplies. The projects that earned WaterSMART water and energy efficiency grants will collectively conserve water for more than 400,000 people, enough energy equivalent for nearly 1,000 households, thanks to reduced pumping and the addition of more... read more