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Agricultural Water Enhancement Program

Post Date

January 16th 2009

Application Due Date

March 2nd 2009

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories

Natural Resources

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

State Governments
County Governments
City or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments
Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)

Entities that are eligible to enter into AWEP partnerships agreements include, but are not limited to, federal recognized Indian Tribes, States, units of local government, agricultural or silivicultural associations, other groups of such producers, such as an irrigation association, agricultural land trust, or other non-governmental organization that has experience working with agricultural producers.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $0 - $0

Grant Description

The purpose of this notice is to inform agricultural producers of the availability of AWEP funds and to solicit proposals from potential partners who seek to enter into partnership agreements with the NRCS Chief to promote the conservation of ground and surface water and the improvement of water quality. Proposals are accepted from all 50 States, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), and the Pacific Islands Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). Overview: The Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to implement agricultural water enhancement activities on agricultural land for the purposes of conserving surface and ground water and improving water quality, or both. As part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), AWEP operates through contracts with producers to plan and implement conservation practices to conserve ground and surface water and improve water quality in project areas established through partnership agreements. Producers may participate individually in AWEP, or collectively through a partnership project. For example, the role of the partner may be to facilitate the submission of producers’ applications, or it may be to provide additional technical or financial assistance to participating agricultural producers. AWEP funding will be delivered to producers; no AWEP funding may be used to cover the administrative expenses of partners. Administrative activities include any indirect or direct costs relating to submitting or implementing the project proposal.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Agriculture

  • Office:

    Natural Resources Conservation Service

  • Agency Contact:

    Ed Brzostek
    AWEP Specialist
    P.O. Box 2890, Rm. 5241-S
    Washington, D. C. 20013-2890
    Tel.# 202-720-1845, Fax. 202-720-4265

  • Agency Mailing Address:


  • Agency Email Address:

  • More Information:

    NRCS Homepage/AWEP

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