Local Working Group Initiative

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.

Request for Proposal (RFP) Letter

Application Form


             DATE                                                 EVENT

             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