Soil and Water Conservation

 

Provide conservation technical assistance to private landowners, conservation districts, tribes, and other organizations through a national network of locally-respected, technically-skilled, professional conservationists and assist them in conserving, improving and sustaining our natural resources and environment.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
10.902
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
ADVISORY SERVICES AND COUNSELING
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act
, Public Law 74-76, N/A Stat. N/A, 16 U.S.C 590 a-f.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The CTA Program is delivered to private individuals, groups of decision makers, tribes, units of governments, and non-governmental organizations in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the Marshall Islands.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public, State governments, and local governments.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Contact the local Natural Resources Conservation Service office in nearly all counties. Preapplication coordination of this program is not required.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Other - Not Specified.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Technical assistance to the general public in planning and applying natural resource conservation practices, systems, and treatment; and furnishing technical natural resource conservation information to State and local governments. Technical assistance to decision-makers on lands in agriculture, forestry and related uses for planning and applying natural resource conservation practices, systems, and treatment; and furnishing technical natural resource conservation information to State and local governments. 100%.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not Applicable.
Auditing
Not Applicable.
Records
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. State and local Natural Resources Conservation Service offices (see Appendix IV of the Catalog).
Headquarters Office
Dan Lawson Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service,
1400 Independence Ave SW
P.O. Box 2890 , Washington, District of Columbia 20013 Email: dan.lawson@wdc.usda.gov Phone: 202-720-1510
Website Address
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/
Financial Information
Account Identification
12-1000-0-1-302.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 $700,069,000; FY 15 est $787,696,000; and FY 16 est $733,030,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
"Conquest of the Land," AIB99; "Soil Erosion by Water," AIB513; "Assistance Available from the Natural Resources Conservation Service," AIB345; "Controlling Erosion on Construction Sites," AIB347; "Community Improvement Through Resource Conservation and Development," PA1077; "Save Soil Systematically," PA1366. "List of Published Soil Surveys;" "Going Wild with Natural resource Conservation," PA1363; "Conversation Planning-You and Your Land," PA 1376, "Farming and Maintaining Terraces," LN570.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.