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.

From the first agreement, NACD awarded $9 million in funding in 2018 . The following year, a second agreement with NRCS allowed NACD to award more than $10 million. In 2020, NACD awarded more than $15 million. 

The maps below represent cumulative award recipients to date.






Please contact your region’s representative with additional questions:

Beth Mason, North Central Region Representative
(317) 946-4463
P.O. Box 17186
Indianapolis, IN 46217

Keith Owen, South Central Region Representative
(405) 360-3503
1717 Windchime Drive
Norman, OK 73071

Candice Abinanti, Southeast Region Representative
(803) 579-7230
Charlotte, N.C.

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

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

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