Technical Assistance Grants

In 2017, NACD entered into the first of a series of cooperative agreements with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide funding to further enhance conservation district technical assistance across the nation. The agreement specified that the funds would be awarded to conservation districts to hire staff where additional capacity is needed to improve customer service and reduce workload pressure. At NACD’s 2020 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, the National Conservation Partnership (NCP) renewed the Memorandum of Agreement that provides the basis for the Technical Assistance Grant Program.

The first technical assistance grants based on that agreement were awarded in 2018. Every year since, NACD and NRCS have joined in an additional cooperative agreement to continue and build on what was started in 2017. To find out about each of the agreements, please refer to the page dedicated to it: 2018 TA Grants; 2019 TA Grants; 2020 TA Grants and 2021 TA Grants

The maps below represent cumulative award recipients to date.

Please contact your region’s representative with additional questions:

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Beth Mason, North Central Region Representative
(317) 946-4463
Indianapolis, Indiana

Keith Owen, South Central Region Representative
(405) 360-3503
Norman, Oklahoma

Candice Abinanti, Southeast Region Representative
(803) 579-7230
Charlotte, North Carolina

Rachel Theler, Southwest Region Representative
(719) 398-3423
Buena Vista, Colorado

Ariel Rivers, Pacific Region Representative
(925) 290-8925
Livermore, California

Eric Hansen, Northeast Region Representative
(202) 547-6223
509 Capitol Court, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Aubrey Evans, Northern Plains Region Representative
(913) 775-0286
Dwight, Kansas

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