NRCS, an agency under the USDA, in the South Carolina State Office, is responsible, from a practical and legal standpoint, to enforce easements effectively and to detect violations.
To prevent violations, and encourage proper participation, NRCS is seeking assistance to monitor conservation easements
for compliance with terms of the warranty easement deed and ensure the operation and maintenance plan for restoration practices is implemented to NRCS standards.
NRCS has $175,000 available for a 3-year agreement with a qualifying local or state government entity or any non-government organization who has the common goal of helping people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.
Proposals are requested from Federally recognized tribal governments, State and local units of government, non-governmental organizations, and institutions of higher learning for competitive consideration of grant or agreement awards for projects 3 years in duration.
This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions for projects.
Proposals will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice.
Incomplete and/or noncompliant proposals will be eliminated from competition, and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant.