Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced a $100 million investment in water infrastructure and conservation practices. Breaking down the investment, Gov. Reynolds allocated $75 million to a Water Infrastructure fund, set up through a new grant program within Iowa Finance Authority, with the other $25 million allocated to the Conservation Infrastructure Project at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Funding will go toward projects aimed at reducing nutrient runoff, improving drought resiliency and flood mitigation and improving public health. Efforts will also go toward promoting water recycling, habitat improvement and recreation opportunities as well as carbon sequestration. The Governor is hopeful this investment is just the first of many towards building Iowa’s conservation efforts.

The grant application process opens Wednesday, December 15th and interested farmers can apply through this link.

Read more on the historic investment here.