Recovery Act

Floodplain easements restore, protect, maintain, and enhance the functions of the floodplain; conserve natural values including fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, flood water retention, ground water recharge, and open space; reduce long-term federal disaster assistance; and safeguard lives and


property from floods, drought, and the products of erosion.

NRCS may purchase easements on floodplain lands that meet program criteria.

Purchases are based upon established priorities.

The easements provides NRCS with the authority to restore and enhance the floodplain's functions and values.

Landowners retain several rights to the property, including quiet enjoyment, the right to control public access, and the right to undeveloped recreational use of such as hunting and fishing.

Total Program Funding is $145,000,000 ($30,000,000 maximu in any one State.)
Related Programs

Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Department of Agriculture

Agency: Natural Resources Conservation Service


Estimated Funding: $145,000,000

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are the immediate Office of the Chief Executive (e.g., Governor) in those States and U. S. Territories that have previously received a Cohort I or Cohort II Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) from SAMHSA (See Appendix H for a complete list of eligible applicants).

Eligibility is limited to Cohort I and Cohort II SP SIG grantees because only these entities have the requisite experience and qualifications to apply for the Partnerships for Success Program, be successful in meeting CSAP’s expectations and goals, and attain the State-wide performance targets that can lead to population level change.

Only these entities have the following in place: * the essential components that make up their established infrastructure.

* the combined Federal and State-generated resources required to undertake a project of the scope and magnitude of the Partnership for Success project and meet its rigorous deadlines and deliverables.

* the knowledge, experience and capability to set reasonable, data-driven, SEOW-based substance abuse related priorities and targets.

* the ability to collaborate successfully with their subrecipients to meet or exceed their State-wide targets.

The initial application must be signed by the Chief Executive (e.g., Governor).

Following the initial award, the Chief Executive may delegate responsibility for the grant, including signatory authority for continuation applications, to a State Agency, State Official, or duly authorized official.

You must comply with this requirement or your application will be screened out and will not be reviewed.

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