Leadership Group Facilitation
Investments in green infrastructure
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) accomplishes its aim to advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities through distribution and management of public funds. CSREES is in charge of national program leadership for land grant university
Funding for alternative land use projects increased from 85 projects in 1999 to 180 projects in 2003. From $970 million in 1999, funding rose to $2,825 million by the end of 2003. By the end of 2003, $12,233 million had been invested. In 1999, 33 states were funded. By 2003, 42 states had received money
CSREES maintains partnerships with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Forest Service, Farm Service Agency (FSA), and Economic Research Service (ERS) within USDA. CSREES recognizes its external collaborations with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), and other institutions.