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Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program

Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program

Deadline for proposals ended Feb. 10, 2012

Overview

General WREP is a component of WRP through which NRCS enters into agreements with eligible partners to target and leverage resources to carry out high-priority wetland protection, restoration, and enhancement activities and improve wildlife habitat on eligible lands. WREP partners are required to contribute financial or technical assistance match as detailed below. All projects funded through WREP must meet all WRP eligibility and program requirements. All WREP transactions will be processed through normal contracting procedures.

Only States and local units of government, Indian Tribes, and nongovernmental organizations are eligible to submit a proposal and enter into agreements with NRCS. A nongovernmental organization is an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Individual landowners may not submit WREP proposals through this submission process. However, once a WREP project has been approved and announced, eligible landowners may apply for WREP through their local NRCS office. As part of the agreement, approved partners may also help facilitate the submission of landowner applications, provide additional technical or financial assistance to landowners, and provide other resources as defined in the agreement.

Partners must submit proposals to the state conservationist where the project area is located by February 10, 2012. In Arkansas, organizations interested in submitting a WREP proposal should contact Cindy Neal, Wetlands Reserve Program coordinator at (501) 301-3114 or e-mail cindy.neal@ar.usda.gov for assistance in developing the project proposal.

Additional Information

Program Contact

Randy Childress
(501) 301-3131

Cindy Neal
(501) 301-3114

Last Modified: 02/14/2012