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.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

State and local Natural Resources Conservation Service offices (see Appendix IV of the Catalog).



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Kickapoo Tribe In Kansas, Inc. $ 11,000   2014-01-012014-12-31
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation $ 10,000   2014-01-012014-12-31
Albany State University $ 196,800   2011-09-262012-09-30
Monarch Construction Llc $ 1,001   2011-09-012012-09-30
Monarch Construction Llc $ 22,714   2011-09-012012-09-30
Rolling Hill Resource Conservation $ 101,500   2011-09-262012-09-30
Greenhill Resource Conservation & Development Council $ 13,295   2010-09-152011-09-30
Ma-chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe Enterprises, Inc $ 291,129   2009-11-172011-09-30
Missouri Forage And Grassland Council/grazing Lands Conservation Initiative $ 22,000   2010-09-152011-09-30
Spanish Fork, City Of $ 285,000   2010-08-172011-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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%.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

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 Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

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.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Other - Not Specified.

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.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1000-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $737,984,000; FY 17 est $844,178,000; and FY 18 est $667,675,000

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.

Information Contacts

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 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: Dan.Lawson@wdc.usda.gov Phone: (202) 720-5322

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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