Arkansas Restoration Activities 2011

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Arkansas is requesting applications to provide planning, design and implementation of restoration activities on eligible Wetlands Reserve Program and Emergency Watershed Protection-Floodplain Easement properties.

The objective of WRP/EWPP-FPE is to

provide technical and financial assistance to landowners in planning, designing and implementing wetland and associated upland restoration plans that maximize wildlife habitat in wetland systems, as well as provide water quality improvements, reduced soil erosion, reduced impacts of flooding and provide wildlife habitat opportunities for threatened and endangered species.

Applicants will be responsible for assisting landowners by providing technical assistance necessary to develop and implement WRP/EWPP-FPE restoration plans, while at the same time, improving and protecting wetland habitat for environmental benefits.

Performance may include any part of all operations necessary to perform engineering surveys, preliminary and final engineering designs, inspection, and construction management activities for various wetland restorations, enhancement and creation practices; and other related conservation practices that meet NRCS standards and specifications.

Applications are being requested from eligible organizations for competitive consideration of cooperative agreement awards with a base year and up to four, one-year option periods.
Related Programs

Wetlands Reserve Program

Department of Agriculture


Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Department of Agriculture


Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Natural Resources Conservation Service

Estimated Funding: $6,000,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Not Available

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Agreements will be awarded competitively to applicants certified as Technical Service Provider (TSP) meeting the USDA NRCS national criteria established for certification.

The certification criteria is located in "TechReg" an NRCS web-based certification application program found at http://www.techreg.usda.gov.

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:
Holly AndersonGrants & Agreements SpecialistPhone (501) 301-3154

Agency Email Description:
Holly L. Anderson, Arkansas State Office

Agency Email:
holly.l.anderson@ar.usda.gov

Date Posted:
2011-01-26

Application Due Date:
2011-03-11

Archive Date:
2011-04-10



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