WCTSA Nutrient Management Planning Shared Services

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$285,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Area 2 - West Central Technical Service Area
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Big Stone
Chippewa
Douglas
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Morrison
Pope
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(c)
Appropriation Language

for accelerated implementation, including local resource protection and enhancement grants and statewide program enhancements of supplements for technical assistance, citizen and community outreach, compliance, and training and certification.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$285,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$0
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

- Estimated 156 CNMPs/Feedlot Projects and CNMPs
- 3,120 pounds of phosphorus per year
- 10,140 pounds of nitrogen per year
- Eliminate backlog of farmers waiting for CNMP

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Area 2 - West Central Technical Service Area are: Arlyn Lawrenz, Chuck Uphoff, David Brinkman, David Weller, Tom Gregory
Project Overview

This proposal will fund technical assistance for nutrient management planning to accelerate water quality improvements with the 12-county West Central Technical Service Area (WCTSA). A needs assessment identified an estimated 156 certified nutrient management plans that will be needed over a 3 year period. Of the 71 SWCD employees in the WCTSA, only 1 SWCD staff member is dedicated to nutrient management planning. To meet technical assistance needs, this grant will fund a Regional Planning Specialist (RPS) to address local resource concerns.

Project Details

Accelerated Implementation Grants 2019

Project Manager
First Name
Dennis
Last Name
Fuchs
Organization Name
Area 2 - West Central Technical Service Area
Street Address
110 2nd Street S, #128; 110 2nd Street South
City
Waite Park
State
MN
Zip Code
56387
Phone
320-251-7800 x3
Email
dennis.fuchs@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp