2019 Technical Assistance Grants
Like the Technical Assistance (TA) Grants from round one in 2018, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) entered into a second agreement with NACD to continue to provide funding to enhance conservation district technical assistance across the nation.
Roughly two-thirds of the grants from this agreement were directed to continue funding the work that was started with the previous (2018) agreement. Nationally, nearly 140 full-time and 100 part-time staff positions were created using the funds. Some positions were filled by contractors and some covered multiple districts. The requirement for match of 25 percent, of which NACD would provide the first 5 percent. Grant recipients would supplied the remaining 20 percent.
This cooperative agreement included $11 million in funding to support hiring for conservation operations planning assistance (COTA) and to assist with implementing Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts.
View the map below to learn about the 2019 TA Grantees.