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Irrigation Related Technical Assistance for Implementation of the Environmental Quality Incentive Program in Hawaii

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Hawaii State Office
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  • Original Grant - Jan 3, 2005
Applications Due:

Feb 3, 2005
Applications must be received not later than 3:00 p.m. (HST) local time. Applications received after that time will not be considered. Proposals will not be accepted by facsimile.

total funding: $150,000
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Grant
Description:

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
County Governments
Individual/Family
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)
Profit Organization
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:
Funding Sources:

Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Ground and Surface Water Conseration - Environmental Quality Incentives Program

More Information:

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Yamaguchi, Shirley

Address Info:

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Hawaii State Office

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