Soil Survey

 

To produce and maintain up to date soil survey information (maps, data sets, soil interpretations, and reports) of the United States for widespread use by interested agencies, organizations, and individuals and to assist in the use of this information.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
10.903
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
DISSEMINATION OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
The Soil Information Assistance for Community Planning and Resource Development Act of 1966, Public Law 89-560; Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, Public Law 74-46, 16 U.S.C 590. , Public Law 89-560; Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act , Public Law 74-46, 16 U.S.C 590.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
All individuals and groups that have a need for soil survey information can access it on the Web Soil Survey at websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov or by contacting the local Natural Resources Conservation Service Office.
Beneficiary Eligibility
All individuals and groups that have a need for soil survey information are eligible to receive assistance.
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. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applicants may access the Web Soil Survey or request information from the local office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, local Conservation Districts, Extension Service, the State Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, State Agricultural Experiment Station. Local units of government submit requests to State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, see Appendix IV in the Catalog for addresses. Conservation District cooperators submit requests to their Conservation District board of supervisors.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Scientists and policy makers use soil survey information in studying global climate change and evaluating the sustainability and environmental impacts of land use and management practices, Soil Surveys provide input data that computer simulation models use to predict the dynamics of carbon, nutrients, and water in soils. Soil surveys are used by planners, ,engineers, zoning commissions, tax commissions, homeowners, farmers, ranchers, developers, landowners, and operators to evaluate soil suitability for home sites, subdivisions, commercial and industrial sites, farms, wildlife and recreational areas, prime agricultural land, hydric soils, highly erodible lands, highways, and airports and to select and implement appropriate use and management of those soils.
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.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not Applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released:. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Technical Assistance.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. State and local offices of the Natural Resources Conservation Service; see Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses.
Headquarters Office
Pamela Thomas 1400 Independence Ave., , Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: pam.thomas@wdc.usda.gov Phone: (202) 205-4211 Fax: (202) 720-5493
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 $81,777,000; FY 15 est $83,910,000; and FY 16 est $80,094,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
"List of Published Soil Surveys;" "From the Surface Down: An Introduction to Soil Surveys for Agronomic Use”; "Urban Soil Primer”; "Soil Surveys Can Help You," PA-1054. These publications are available from the Office of Public Affairs, USDA-NRCS, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250, at no charge.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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