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May 31, 2019

Dear Conservation Leaders,

NACD is pleased to announce today approval of the second round of 2019 NACD technical assistance grants, delivered in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

With today's announcement, NACD and NRCS are committing over $3 million in funding for more than 50 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions in 24 states, including six tribe-related positions, that received a high priority in their respective states.

  • Alabama: Houston SWCD, Covington SWCD
  • Alaska: Tyonek Tribal CD, Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission
  • Arizona: Willcox San-Simon NRCD
  • California: Napa County RCD, Cachuma RCD
  • Connecticut: Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
  • Florida: Hendry SWCD
  • Illinois: Jefferson County SWCD and Marion County SWCD, Champaign County SWCD, Rock Island County SWCD
  • Iowa: Calhoun County SWCD, Scott County SWCD, Davis County SWCD, Wapello SWCD
  • Kansas: Kansas Association of Conservation Districts
  • Massachusetts: Hampden-Hampshire CD
  • Maine: Central Aroostook SWCD
  • Michigan: Shiawassee CD, Midland CD, Genesee SWCD, Van Buren CD
  • Nebraska: Papio-Missouri River NRD
  • Nevada: Northeast Elko County SCD
  • New Hampshire: New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts
  • North Dakota: Cedar SCD
  • Oklahoma: Custer County CD, Pontotoc County CD, Logan County CD, Muscogee Creek Nation NRCD
  • Oregon: Harney SWCD, Curry County SWCD, Jackson SWCD
  • Pennsylvania: Northampton County CD, York County CD
  • South Dakota: Perkins County CD, Oglala-Lakota CDs
  • Utah: Utah Association of Conservation Districts
  • Washington: Spokane Tribe of Indians
  • Wisconsin: Golden Sands RC&D Council, Lumberjack RC&D Council
  • Wyoming: Popo Agie CD

Most requests will be funded on a one-year basis. Some grantees doing Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) work will be offered funds for a second year. Since we understand the desire to have certainty of funds for a longer period, we are providing language in all memoranda of agreement (MOAs) for longer agreement periods, should funds become available.

MOAs will begin to be distributed next week to the applicants in order to initiate the award process. We will hold all applications that are not funded for consideration in potential future rounds of funding, and we will notify all applicants that do not receive an award.

To date in 2019, NACD and NRCS have awarded grants totaling $9.9 million in 47 states and two territories, with three new states receiving funding this year: New Hampshire, South Dakota and Utah.

Please feel free to reach out to NACD staff with questions or consult the NACD website for details.


Jeremy Peters
Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Conservation Districts


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