Ecosystem Services in Working Lands: US Northeast

Appendix

Appendix 1. Inactive programs (e.g., de-funded, repealed) documented in the initial database but ultimately excluded from the analysis.

Agency

Program

Incentive/ funding type

Description

Year inactive

federal

Environmental Protection Agency

Piscataqua Region Region Environmental Planning Assessment Grant Program Conservation Reserve Program - Grasslands

Implementation grant

The program provided a grant opportunity in the 42 New Hampshire and 10 Maine communities within the Piscataqua Region watershed based on regional priorities. Provided participants with rental payments and cost- share assistance so that environmentally sensitive agricultural land is not farmed or ranched, but instead used for conservation benefits.

2016

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)

PES

2014

USDA Forest Service (USFS)

Biological Control of

Research grant A program to develop

2017

technologies that address the spread and impacts of invasive plants.

Invasive, Native and Non-Native Plants (BCIP) Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)

Implementation grant

Provided technical and financial assistance to landowners for the establishment and improvement of fish and wildlife habitat.

2014, 10-year contracts still open

US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Paycheck Protection Program

Loan

Provided a direct incentive for small businesses to help fund payroll costs, including benefits, pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, uninsured property damage costs caused by looting or vandalism during 2020, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations. Offered competitive, matching funds to promote Connecticut agricultural products through the use of the Connecticut Grown logo or slogan.

2021

state

CT Department of Agriculture

Connecticut Grown Joint Venture Grant

Certificate of compliance

unknown

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