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NRCS Accepting Proposals for Watershed Project Funding Opportunities

Contact:
Mark Northcut
(254) 742-9824


Temple, Texas, July 8, 2020 -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting proposals for funding through the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations Program.  This is a competitive opportunity for partners and local sponsors to seek funding through the Small Watershed Programs (PL 83-566 and PL 78-534) administered by NRCS.  

Funds are available in three categories: 1) remedial work on existing watershed projects, 2) backlog projects which have an existing authorized watershed plan, and 3) new projects.  Proposals are due August 14, 2020.

NRCS is hosting two virtual question and answer sessions to discuss the funding opportunities. The virtual meetings are scheduled for July 23 at 9:30 a.m. EST (Link) and July 28 at 3:00 p.m. EST (Link) to provide more information. 

These presentations will be broadcast using Microsoft TEAMs and no teleconference line will be provided. You can use the (Link) provided above to access these sessions, however you can also copy and paste the full address below into your web browser and create an outlook event yourself.

July 23 – 9:30 AM EST - https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/ap/t-59584e83/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fteams.microsoft.com%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%253a9796d2ec6c1f4f5986cc482b6c17f046%2540thread.skype%2F1591021071240%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%2522ed5b36e7-01ee-4ebc-867e-e03cfa0d4697%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%25224fab7a80-4900-4156-a223-f51c2cb659f3%2522%257d&data=02%7C01%7C%7Ca4ff4244ca1d4075ee4708d81eb47cbd%7Ced5b36e701ee4ebc867ee03cfa0d4697%7C0%7C0%7C637293107825045080&sdata=3VJbq1NDTU5PpyHMgkZIfgpYJkOAU3ObqUOe8cCM4AQ%3D&reserved=0

July 28 – 3:00 PM EST - https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/ap/t-59584e83/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fteams.microsoft.com%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%253a9796d2ec6c1f4f5986cc482b6c17f046%2540thread.skype%2F1591021229790%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%2522ed5b36e7-01ee-4ebc-867e-e03cfa0d4697%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%25224fab7a80-4900-4156-a223-f51c2cb659f3%2522%257d&data=02%7C01%7C%7C2bcaa203483c4b0bafef08d81eb47e12%7Ced5b36e701ee4ebc867ee03cfa0d4697%7C0%7C0%7C637293107843235334&sdata=snz7DB2gbXbVILbo%2Bg3D5VGBEVat%2FWs05UIDAiXR5%2B4%3D&reserved=0

General information about this program can be found on the NRCS website at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/landscape/wfpo/.

Contact Mark Northcut, NRCS landscape planning staff leader for Texas, at mark.northcut@usda.gov or (254) 742-9824 for more information.