NRCS-IL Conservation Technical Assistance-Surveying Aides

Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
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Fellowship / research funding

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USDA-NRCS-IL-CTA-20-GEN0010748

SUMMARY INFORMATION Federal Awarding Agency Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Funding Opportunity Title: NRCS-IL Conservation Technical Assistance-Surveying Aides Announcement Type: Initial announcement Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-IL-CTA-20-GEN0010748 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 10.902 Soil and Water Conservation Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, Public Law 74-76, Statute N/A, N/A, 16 US Code 590 a-f, 590q Eligible applicants: Applicants and applications must meet eligibility criteria by the application deadline to be considered for award. Eligible applicant type is determined by the implementing program statute. Eligibility for this opportunity is limited to the following entity types: City or township governments, county governments, state governments, and special district governments. Funding Opportunity Announcement Summary The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) is for NRCS-Illinois to partner with non-Federal entities to acquire surveying aides to carry out conservation technical assistance to private landowners and conservation districts, using technically skilled, professional surveying aides. Proposals submitted pursuant to this NFO must demonstrate the ability to increase conservation resources available rather than merely reallocating already existing resources. Proposals that do not include the addition of new resources will not be considered. The new employee must be able to travel 50% of their time and work in multiple counties per NRCS guidance. See Attachment 1 for NRCS Illinois organization by 34 District Groups (DG). NRCS-Illinois will be providing space, utilities, GPS survey equipment, computer, vehicle, and network access. The survey aides hired by the non-Federal entity will perform the following duties: The qualified surveying aides will work in the local field offices with landowners to apply and maintain several conservation practices and reviews financial assistance requests under the federal and state agricultural programs. The survey aides will gather preliminary resource inventory data and information on the physical features of agriculture and other natural resource sites. The survey aides will provide technical support to the conservation planners in resource planning by utilizing applicable survey tools and planning software and assisting with data collection. The survey aides will compute and plot engineering notes, prepare field sketches and drawings, select standard designs, modifying or adjusting them to site conditions within the limits of the engineering practice review and approval limits. The survey aides will aid with implementation, checkout and certification of conservation practices, and assists in planning, designing, and layout. Key Dates Submission Dates and Times: Posting Date: March 23, 2020 Closing Date: June 01, 2020 at 1630 CST Estimated Award Date: July 30, 2020 Estimated Project Start Date: Aug 01, 2020 For a full description of this opportunity see the Full Announcement in the Related Documents tab of this opportunity.
Categories: Agriculture, Natural Resources.

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Posted on

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Fellowship / research funding

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USDA-NRCS-IL-CTA-20-GEN0010748

United States