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Natural Resources
Conservation Service
355 East Hancock Ave., Ste. 212
Athens, GA, 30601
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Release No.: 00011.18   ­

Tansel Hudson
(706) 546-2272

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ATHENS, GA, March 5, 2018 --- United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is requesting proposals to assist with implementing key resource priorities in Georgia. Conservation minded organizations who can enhance or accelerate the implementation of water quantity, water quality, plant health, soil health, wildlife, and energy related measures are encouraged to submit their proposals by 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), April 9, 2018.

"Investing in new and effective partnerships give us more ways to better serve our customers," said Terrance O. Rudolph, state conservationist. “This opportunity is another way we can help deliver Agriculture Secretary Perdue’s vision for a more efficient and customer focused USDA.”

NRCS in Georgia anticipates approximately $3,000,000 in funding to be available through this notice of funding for fiscal year 2018. Potential applicants should review the announcement of funding (number USDA-NRCS-GA-CCA-01) available at, which includes application materials and submission procedures. All awards are subject to the availability of funds appropriated by Congress. For further question about this funding opportunity, please contact Tansel Hudson at 706-546-2272 or

This announcement is authorized and funded under the Soil and Water Conservation Technical Assistance  program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the Conservation Stewardship Program and the Agriculture Conservation Easement Program. Projects can last from one to five years. For more information on these programs in Georgia, please visit