The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)announces the availability of up to $40,000 to provide support and assistance to develop the capacity of conservation districts to assist in the delivery of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act and other NRCS programs.
The NRCS has the authority and responsibility for promoting conservation and the wise use of natural resources through the Locally Led process. The NRCS has funds available that will contribute to an undertaking that ensures desired conservation and environmental goals of the NRCS and various USDA programs are achieved.
Awards under this program will be made on a competitive basis for projects of up to one year. Recipients of awards must demonstrate non-financial benefits from a partnership agreement and must agree to the non-substantial involvement of NRCS in the project.
DELIVERABLES: The development and successful implementation of a plan that: Assists conservation districts in their oversight and management of State Trust Lands. Creates a broadly accepted long-term strategy for building the capacity of conservation districts for the delivery of Farm Bill programs. Creates mechanisms for increased participation and support by conservation members and partners at state and national levels for these programs. Improves communication among key partners and stakeholders regarding NRCS conservation programs. Develops a working statewide strategy to involve conservation districts in local watershed initiatives.
Who can apply:
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Eligible functional categories:
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Arizona State Office