The Campbell County Conservation District is offering grants to assist schools to foster the learning of conservation and our environment. These grants are named "The Campbell County Conservation District Mary Kathryn Dickerson Education Grants" in memory of Ms. Dickerson. She served as District Coordinator for the Boone, Campbell, and Kenton County Conservation Districts and was renowned in environmental education. The district anticipates funding several grants, from $200 to $1,000 each.
The district is offering this grant to help cities and communities establish programs or develop projects to protect and conserve our natural resources while enhancing the aesthetic value of the natural environment. The maximum award through this grant can be up to $ 3,000, which must be matched with cash or in-kind services or donations. The project must be carried out on publicly owned or controlled land.
The Campbell County Conservation District is partnering with the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, The Campbell Conservancy, Inc. and the Campbell County Farm Bureau to offer a new
grant for local beginning farmers. The Beginning Farmer Grant is the product of the Farm Start and Homesteading programs through the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. This grant will target those individuals who have been farming less than five years. Landowners are eligible to be awarded up to $1,500 per program year with a $3,000 lifetime limit. This grant will be on a 50/50 cost-share basis. Only one applicant per household is eligible to receive funds. Funds distributed to the applicant shall be on a reimbursement basis upon completion of the project. Applications will be available summer 2018.