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Outreach & Advocacy

406.3  Policy

A.  Outreach is an integral part of the overall delivery of NRCS programs and services to customers and potential beneficiaries.  NRCS will conduct business to ensure that all programs and services are made equally accessible to all customers, with emphasis on the underserved.

B.  To that end, NRCS will:

  1. Conduct outreach to serve a diverse clientele.
  2. Inform and educate existing and potential customers about NRCS and USDA conservation programs and services, including details regarding program sign ups, application procedures, eligibility requirements, and contractual obligations of Farm Bill programs.
  3. Provide leadership and guidance, including print, electronic, and audio visual tools, to conduct outreach activities and initiatives.
  4. Incorporate outreach tracking into the existing integrated accountability system to ensure outreach is part of NRCS’s way of doing business, not a separate activity.   This needs to be developed at the national level for consistency, must be broad based, (e.g., for all programs and services), and be mission driven.
  5. Engage partners in the outreach process by providing them with accurate, timely, and easily-accessible communication tools.
  6. Integrate a process that includes feedback and recommendations from clients at the grassroots level, the local level and up, in order to gain new insights.

Part 406 - National Outreach Policy