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 funding in 2019.
In spring 2020, NACD and NRCS continue their partnership to expand technical capacity and are in the midst of awarding more than $15 million in funding. Learn more on the 2020 TA Grants webpage.
The maps below represent cumulative award recipients to date.
Please contact your region’s representative with additional questions:
Beth Mason, North Central Region Representative
P.O. Box 17186
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Keith Owen, South Central Region Representative
1717 Windchime Drive
Norman, OK 73071
Candice Abinanti, Southeast Region Representative
Ariel Rivers, Pacific Region Representative
Jeff Burwell, Southwest Region Representative
181 Poplar Place
Ridgway, CO 81432
Eric Hansen, Northeast Region Representative
509 Capitol Court, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Sunni Heikes-Knapton, Northern Plains Region Representative
P.O. Box 1178
Ennis, MT 59729