Like the first round of technical assistance (TA) grants, this funding will help conservation districts build capacity and enhance their ability to provide conservation planning and technical assistance to customers. These funds, provided in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will be administered by NACD to conservation districts in high-priority workload locations across the nation.
The highest priority locations will be identified by state/territory conservation partnership leaders based on three criteria:
- The conservation districts’ natural resource concerns;
- Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and conservation planning workloads; and
- Staffing requirements given these workloads.
For tribal conservation district applications, NACD asks state/territory partnership leaders to inform tribal leaders of this opportunity and advise them to send their submissions directly to NACD Director of Projects and Partnerships Rich Duesterhaus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current announcement: TA Grants, January 3, 2019