Technical Assistance Grants

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Through a cooperative agreement with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in 2018 NACD awarded $9 million in funding to further enhance conservation district technical assistance across the nation. A significant portion of the granted funds were awarded directly to conservation districts to hire staff where additional capacity is needed to improve customer service and reduce workload pressure. In 2019, NACD and NRCS partnered again, awarding more than $10 million in funding to increase technical capacity.

The map below represents cumulative award recipients to date. Recipients who received funding only in 2018 are indicated in white; recipients who received funding only in 2019 are indicated in gray; and recipients who received funding in both 2018 and 2019 are indicated in black. Please note: some recipients received funding for multiple positions or across multiple districts, but are indicated by a single marker.

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Conservation District Map
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Cumulative TA Grants


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Guam District Map
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Guam cumulative TA overlay

Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico District Map
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Puerto Rico Cumulative TA overlay

Virgin Islands

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Virgin Islands District Map
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USVI cumulative TA overlay


NACD’s one-pager on “The Basics of Conservation Delivery”
The National Conservation Partnership’s Memorandum of Agreement
NACD Technical Assistance Grant Success Stories
Technical Assistance Grants – Financial Reporting Guidance
Technical Assistance Grants – Quarterly Grant Reporting Form

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

Jeff Burwell, Southwest Region Representative and Western Issues Specialist
(970) 413-1454
181 Poplar Place
Ridgway, CO 81432

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

Sunni Heikes-Knapton, Northern Plains Region Representative
(406) 570-4193
P.O. Box 1178
Ennis, MT 59729

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