ACEP Wetland Reserve Easement

The summary for the ACEP Wetland Reserve Easement grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Missouri State Office, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
ACEP Wetland Reserve Easement: The objective of ACEP-WRE is to provide specialized assistance to landowners in planning, designing and implementing wetland and associated upland restoration plans that maximize wildlife habitat in wetland systems, as well as provide water quality improvements, reduced soil erosion, reduced impacts of flooding and provide wildlife habitat opportunities for threatened and endangered species. Applicants will be responsible for assisting NRCS by providing specialized assistance to implement ACEP-WRE restoration plans, while at the same time improving and protecting wetland habitat for environmental benefits. Work shall include any or all of the following activities necessary to perform vegetative and hydrology restoration in a timely and effective manner: construction management activities for various wetland restorations and/or enhancement practices; and other related conservation practices that meet NRCS standards and specifications, selection of appropriate contractors, obtaining all applicable state permits required to implement restoration plans. Restoration activities include forest access road/trail stabilization and/or closures, stream crossing improvements and or culvert removals, invasive plant control/treatments and establishment of native plantings. All engineering practice designs will be provided by NRCS.
All services shall be provided in accordance with applicable NRCS policy and criteria that can be found at the following websites: NRCS Field Office Technical Guide:; and NRCS National Engineering Handbook, and National Engineering Manual References:
Federal Grant Title: ACEP Wetland Reserve Easement
Federal Agency Name: Missouri State Office
Grant Categories: Agriculture Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-NH-ACEP-16-01
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 322255
CFDA Descriptions: Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
Current Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2016
Posted Date: May 12, 2016
Creation Date: May 10, 2016
Archive Date: Jul 17, 2016
Total Program Funding: $236,667
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $236,667
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $3,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
The NRCS is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and organizations that share a common interest in the conservation and restoration of wetland resources for lands enrolled in the ACEP-WRE statewide.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Grant Announcement Contact
Louis Hendricks Grants and Agreements Team Phone 573-876-9368
Administrative Contact

Missouri State Office 573-876-9368