The successful applicant(s) will be responsible in assisting NRCS in providing assistance in, preparing irrigation system designs including construction drawings, specifications and cost estimates in the Kona region of the Island of Hawaii. The designs shall conform with the functional requirements of the Conservation Plan developed for each District Cooperator by the NRCS. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing preliminary practice designs and layout the practice boundaries based on specific site conditions, developing preliminary materials quantity lists and practice cost estimates, documenting the practice extent needed and the anticipated timeframes for implementing the practice, finalizing the practice design with the participant, collecting necessary surveyor GPS locator points and reporting the completed practices into the NRCS Progress Reporting System. Cost estimates relating to NRCS conservation practices will be prepared using NRCS EQIP cost lists.
The irrigation systems will be installed on approximately 30 small farms throughout the Kona region on the Island of Hawaii in a variety of settings, soils and crops. A variety of irrigation related conservation practices may be involved based on the resource concern. A list of all conservation practices are listed in the Hawaii NRCS Field Office Technical Guide. All services provided in conservation planning, conservation practice application, and other technical assistance provided must meet USDA-NRCS practice standards and specifications as set forth in Section IV of the Hawaii NRCS Field Office Technical Guide, Departmental manuals, handbooks, and guides. The selected applicant(s) shall report in the NRCS Progress Reporting System, the appropriate data elements associated with the technical services provided to EQIP participants.
Applicants must be certified as Technical Service Providers (TSP) meeting the NRCS national criteria established for certification in the category(ies) for which they apply. The certification criteria is located in TechReg, an NRCS web based certification application program at http://techreg.usda.gov/.
NRCS anticipates not being substantially involved in carrying out the work covered by this grant agreement. NRCS will provide program oversight and will provide agency software, forms, and other resource information. The successful applicant shall furnish all personnel, equipment, labor, materials, transportation and work space.
Who can apply:
City Or Township Governments
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
Specialized Group (Health Professional, Student, Veteran)
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Ground and Surface Water Conseration - Environmental Quality Incentives Program
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Hawaii State Office