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Wetlalnds Reserve Enhancement Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Grants and Agreements
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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  • Original Grant - May 17, 2005
Applications Due:

Jun 29, 2005
Proposals must be received in the applicable NRCS State office no later than 5p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT). Addresses are included as an Appendix to the Request for Proposals.

total funding: $4,045,000
max award: $3,000,000
min award: $0
cost sharing, matching: Yes
number of awards: 10
type of funding: Cooperative Agreement
Description:

NRCS will accept proposals for single or multi-year projects, not to exceed three (3) years, submitted to NRCS State Conservationists from eligible applicants. The Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP) is administered under the Wetlands Reserve Program and uses existing authority to enhance delivery of WRP. The WREP provides a mechanism for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to form special partnerships with others to improve or expand the delivery of WRP. This request for proposals is to obtain partnership proposals: 1) that address wetland creation and enhancement efforts on easements enrolled in prior years, 2) where partners will contribute significantly to WRP technical assistance costs (In accordance with the Conservation Technical Assistance Program Description -- technical assistance is defined as: help provided by NRCS, and employees of other entities or agencies under the technical supervison of NRCS, to clients to address opportunities, concerns, and problems related to the use of natural resources); and 3) that provide assistance with managing easement projects. $500,000 will be reserved for partnership proposals that address Bog Turtle habitat in the east and partnership proposals that address Ivory-Billed Woodpecker habitat in Arkansas. NRCS estimates this request for proposals may result in addressing wetland restoration, creation, enhancement, and easement management on approximately 5,000 acres. Proposals are accepted from all 50 States, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), and the Pacific Basin Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). Proposals must be submitted to the appropriate NRCS State Conservationist. Addresses are identified in the Appendix of the Request for Proposals. NRCS State Conservationists will submit to the NRCS National Headquarters, the top two (2) priority proposals based on State resource concerns and technical resource needs. Complete proposals will be evaluated by an agency review board at the national level. The review board will score proposals and provide scores along with recommendations for selection to the Chief, NRCS.
For technical assistance, please contact: Leslie Deavers, National WRP Manager at Area Code (202) 720-1062 or email at leslie.deavers@usda.gov

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
City Or Township Governments
County Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Individual/Family
Minority Group
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Profit Organization
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
Specialized Group (Health Professional, Student, Veteran)
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Unrestricted

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Wetlands Reserve Program

More Information:

Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Comfort, Frankie

Address Info:

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

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