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NRCS Accepting Applications for Conservation Collaboration Agreements

Conservation Collaboration Agreement for Connecticut NRCS

 

Due Date: 5:00 EST July 5, 2018

Copy of Full Announcement

Summary​ - The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing potential availability of agreements for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration, and developing state and community level conservation leadership. Proposals will be accepted for projects located in Connecticut.

Overview​ - The purpose of Conservation Collaboration Agreements is to leverage NRCS and partner resources to:

  • Improve soil health
  • Improve water quality
  • Provide habitat for local wildlife species of concern
  • Improve the environmental and economic performance of working agricultural lands

Emphasis will be placed on projects that:

  • Build technical capacity for conservation planning and watershed planning
  • Build technical capacity of NRCS and partner field conservation employees.
  • Build the capacity of local partners to develop and implement effective projects
  • Leverage non-federal and non-government resources to achieve positive natural resources conservation outcomes

NRCS will accept proposals under this notice for single or multiyear projects, not to exceed three years. Eligible entities include federally recognized tribal governments, state and local units of government, non-governmental organizations, and institutions of higher learning.

Proposal Resources

Submission Information​ - Proposals must be submitted by e-mail to jule.dybdahl@ct.usda.gov with a cc to thomas.morgart@ct.usda.gov

Contact Information​ - For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact one of the following individuals:

Technical Contact

Jule Dybdahl​
Business Services Specialist

USDA-NRCS​ ​
344 Merrow Road, Suite A

Tolland, CT 06084-3917
(860) 871-4043 (phone)
jule.dybdahl@ct.usda.gov (email)

Administrative Contact

Bruce Lawrence
Grants Management Specialist

USDA-NRCS
​(859) 224-7312
bruce.lawrence@wdc.usda.gov (email)