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Environmental Justice Tools

Enviormental Justice Tools

NRCS ensures that citizens in historically underserved communities have access to its financial and technical programs and services on private agricultural and forest lands. NRCS also use these initiatives and activities to ensure these communities have access to its myriad programs and services. These include:

  • Public-Private Partnerships – NRCS staff collaborates with community-based and other organizations whose mission is to improve environmental protection for communities.
  • Civil Rights – NRCS staff ensures all populations have access to NRCS programs and services and also ensures adherence to all civil rights laws.
  • Outreach – NRCS staff ensure all populations have access to NRCS programs and services nationwide.
  • StrikeForce Initiative for Rural Growth and Opportunity - NRCS participates in the USDA “StrikeForce” initiative, designed to address persistent poverty across the nation. USDA staff work with state, local and community officials to increase awareness of USDA programs and help increase program participation through intensive community outreach and technical assistance.