NACD Announces 2023 Outreach and Technical Assistance Grant Program Request for Applications

NACD is excited to announce the 2023 Request for Applications (RFA) for the Outreach and Technical Assistance (TA) Grants Program is accepting applications. The full RFA is available on the TA2023 webpage.

The Outreach and Technical Assistance Grant program is a partnership between NACD and NRCS. Our mutual goal is to achieve equitable outcomes for producers and communities while addressing conservation issues on private lands.

Effective and equitable outreach, conservation education, technical assistance, and land stewardship have never been more important. Through historic federal investments such as the Inflation Reduction Act, NRCS will invest over $20 billion in working lands conservation over five years. Conservation Districts, their respective state/territory associations and agencies, Resource Conservation & Development Councils, and Tribal organizations help provide the outreach, education, mentoring and technical assistance that helps farmers, ranchers, and forest stewards make informed decisions on their lands to enhance its sustainability.

There will be approximately $15 million Conservation Operations Technical Assistance (COTA), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) funding available. All funds will be awarded through a competitive application process. Interested applicants should discuss their plan of work with their state and territory conservation partnership leadership before submitting an application. Tribal organizations should inform the NRCS State Office of their intention of applying.

Applications must be submitted online by Sunday, August 6th, 2023 at 11:59pm Eastern.

NACD will also host a webinar on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 4:00pm Eastern to provide further details and answer questions on the application process. The webinar will be recorded and available on the program webpage for those who cannot make it. To learn more and register for the webinar, visit NACD’s 2023 Outreach and Technical Assistance webpage.


For questions, please contact the NACD Conservation Programs team at