WCTSA Shared Services: Accelerated Technical Assistance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Area 2 - West Central Technical Service Area
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
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 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$62,500
Direct expenses
$250,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.99
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Funds will be used to hire a watershed technician.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

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

The West Central Technical Service Area (WCTSA) serves 12 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) in west central Minnesota and has been experiencing increased workload due to greater requests from member SWCDs. This funding will sustain a limited-term technician and purchase related support equipment to assist landowners in implementing targeted, high priority practices that result in the greatest water quality outcomes. Project design and implementation is being delayed because of the lack of available technical assistance, which has affected landowner interest and participation.

The limited-term technician was hired to address this issue. Existing funding for the position expires in 2014. The technician has gained valuable experience and made project implementation much more efficient. Maintaining that knowledge base is important and sustaining this position will allow the WCTSA to meet increased demands for services, accelerating conservation delivery across the service area.

Project Manager
First Name
Dennis
Last Name
Fuchs
Organization Name
Area 2 - West Central Technical Service Area
Street Address
110 2nd Street S
City
Waite Park
State
MN
Zip Code
56387
Phone
320-251-7800
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