NACD Technical Assistance Grants

The Michigan Conservation Partnership is pleased to announce the Michigan Request for Proposals for the NACD Technical Assistance Grants. This NACD opportunity has been made through a Contributions Agreement with NRCS to further enhance conservation district technical assistance across the nation. 

The Michigan Conservation Partnership is taking the lead in Michigan, with all proposals being submitted to and reviewed by the partnership. Selected proposals will be submitted by partnership to NACD for final approval and funding. 

The NACD Technical Assistance Grant program is a nationwide opportunity which is providing $9million in agreements for conservation planning and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) implementation assistance. A 25% overall match will be required for each agreement. Match is preferably cash, but in-kind will be considered. NACD is required overall to have a 25% match for each agreement it makes with a district, however, NACD will be providing the first 5%. Conservation districts will need to supply the remaining 20%. Most contracts will cover funding for a 1-year period.

NACD Program Details 
The above links are also available on the Technical Assistance Grants NACD webpage.

Application Forms
To apply, please complete the below documents (Application, Grant Metrics and Michigan Application Form), along with a cover letter to Lori Phalen ( by Friday, February 9, 5:00pm.

Template Application | Word Document |
Grant Metrics Template | XLS | | Online Form |
Michigan Application Form | Word Document |

Questions? Contact Lori Phalen ( and John Switzer (