“Every community can identify the challenges they face and projects they need. Yet many communities lack the capacity to make these projects a reality.”
– Julie Davies O’Shea, Farmers Conservation Alliance
Before any project can pursue funds for implementation, there’s a broad range of work required to get to that starting line. Often these tasks fall outside of the traditional funding that may be available, and means many projects go unrealized. Stable, secure, predevelopment funding has the potential to open up a long-term pipeline of shovel-ready projects that can be positioned well for funding.