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Technical Assistance to Plan and Implement Wildlife Habitat Plans under the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)

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

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Virginia State Office
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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  • Original Grant - Mar 29, 2004
Applications Due:

Apr 19, 2004

total funding: $100,000
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: 1
type of funding: Cooperative Agreement

The Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) is a voluntary conservation program that promotes wildlife habitat and environmental quality. The objective of WHIP is to provide technical and financial help to producers in planning, designing and implementing conservation practices that create, enhance and protect wildlife habitat. WHIP assists landowners in maintaining and/or enhancing these habitats while protecting natural resources. Applicants will be responsible for providing technical assistance that is necessary to plan and implement conservation practices. The applicant will be responsible for making field visits to the land users who have applied for assistance under the WHIP program. These field visits will involve planning proper conservation measures to address the needs and interests of land users in compliance with WHIP priorities and guidelines, evaluating the planned practices by a standard set of evaluation criteria furnished by NRCS, and providing technical assistance to implement these practices when approved by NRCS. The applicant will also need to provide technical assistance to land users who are implementing WHIP practices approved in prior year contracts where implementation is planned for the current fiscal year. The anticipated workload for WHIP is approximately 120 landowner contacts resulting in 85 contracts. Contact John Myers, NRCS Environmental Specialist, for historical workload information on WHIP at (804) 287-1668.

The applicant will need to provide this habitat management technical assistance Statewide to cover all areas serviced by the NRCS field offices in Virginia. Responsibilities and duties to provide technical assistance include, but are not limited to: making site visits and providing habitat management recommendations, completing ranking form including a preliminary wildlife habitat development plan (WHDP), organizing and sending completed ?packet? to the local NRCS Field Office, verification of practice completion, assisting applicant with ?Application for Payment? forms, making annual status reviews of all active WHIP contract, and assisting in outreach and marketing in relation to WHIP. The successful organization would provide office space, computers, vehicles, training and travel costs associated with providing technical services for the WHIP program.


Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
City Or Township Governments
County Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Native American Organization
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
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Profit Organization
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
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:

Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program

More Information:

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Darby, Denise

Address Info:

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

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