SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing the availability of funding for conservation work in New York. Awards will go to partners to provide direct technical services to address water quality, soil health, wildlife and plant health, as well as key conservation objectives, such as:
• Development of conservation plans, conservation implementation and/or assistance with farm bill applications/contract management.
• Research available vendor supplied designs (for example manufactured waste storage tanks and manufactured precast concrete wall systems), provide peer review evaluation and recommendations to NRCS for approval use Statewide for conservation practice.
• Provide field technical support to NRCS engineering personnel to expedite and improve technical work of the agency by sharing expertise and exchanging on-the-job training.
• Conduct quality assurance and spot-checking services of work performed by technical service providers (TSP) over the last 5 years.
• Prepare planning, or engineering technical materials for NRCS review, acceptance, and release to serve as permanent references for providing technical assistance across the range of agency programs.
• Provide high quality imagery and data to NRCS, using a licensed Unmanned Aircraft System, operated by a Federal Aviation Administration certified pilot to inform conservation compliance activities, planning activities and/or implementation activities remotely.
All applications must be submitted through Grants.gov by April 27, 2023. Please read the full announcement on Grants.gov. For more information on the NRCS in New York, please visit our website or contact your local service center.
–USDA NRCS New York