MACD and NRCS/MA have formed a partnership to establish model Local Working Groups within the conservation districts of Massachusetts, in accordance with provisions of the Farm Bill, to more effectively and more efficiently deliver federal, state and local resources to meet the highest priority conservation needs within the state. For FY 2011, we have a contract between MACD and NRCS/MA to establish four model LWGs within four Massachusetts conservation districts. To implement this contract, MACD requests proposals from Massachusetts conservation districts to enter into a contract to create one of four Model Local Working Groups within the state for FY 2011. Each selected district will receive $6,000 for Local Working Group “seed” infrastructure expenses.
SCHEDULE OF IMPLEMENTATION:
November 29th, 2010 Issuance of Request for Proposals
January 28th, 2011 Deadline for Proposals
February 4th, 2011 Awarding of Contracts
February 14th, 2011 Beginning of Contract
September 30th, 2011 Completeion of Contract