Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts
"TSSWCB is the state agency that administers Texas' soil and water conservation law and coordinates conservation and nonpoint source water pollution abatement programs throughout the State."
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"The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the nonprofit organization that represents America's 3,000 conservation districts . . . The association was founded on the philosophy that conservation decisions should be made voluntarily at the local level with technical and funding assistance from federal, state, and local governments, as well as the private sector."
555 PROGRAM GRANT
ATSWCD and NRCS are proud to announce funding for the 555 Program will continue in FY23 for conservation districts in Texas. When an eligible activity has been completed, the district can submit the Grant Reimbursement Form to apply for reimbursement.
Quarterly deadline dates are on page two of the reimbursement form
Information and Eligible Reimbursements
For inquiries or further information, contact Tamara Daniel, ATSWCD Executive Director:
FY23 Quarterly Deadlines
(on page two of the reimbursement form)
FY23: October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023
Final Report Due
1st quarter: January 16, 2023
2nd quarter: April 14, 2023
3rd quarter: July 14, 2023
4th quarter: October 13, 2023
FY23 QUOTA LETTER AND REMITTANCE NOTICE FROM ATSWCD PRESIDENT
September 14, 2022
Dear Conservation District Directors:
First and foremost, thank you to all districts who supported the Association in fiscal year 2022
through your annual quota payment. We greatly appreciate your confidence in us. We realize
that we all continue to work in unique or difficult environments and we continue to work hard to
earn your support.
We are poised to start fiscal year 2023 off in a great way but we need your continued support.
The FY 2023 quota statement is attached. The Association has worked hard to bring in
supplemental sources of revenue so we can continue to maintain our quota at the previous year’s
levels and continue to grow the organization and the support we can provide to districts. The
total assessment remains at $675.00. This includes $425.00 for Association Quota, $200.00 for
the Public Information and Education Program and $50.00 for the Awards Program.
The Association quota is used to support the basic function of the office, including rent, utilities,
salaries, office supplies and much more. It also plays a big role in our ability to sign agreements
with NRCS as it is used to support our part of the agreements. This includes the 555 Program.
The Public Information and Education Program is used to support a variety of projects. In fiscal
year 2022 we paid $4000.00 in college scholarships to winners of the Texas FFA Soil
Stewardship Speaking Contest. Since 2004 the Association has paid more than $99,000.00 in
college scholarships. This program also supports the WAY Program (another youth contest for 4-
H and FFA members) and our District Leadership Development workshop. This is only a small
example of how PI&E funds are used.
As you know, the $50.00 assessment is required to participate in the Awards Program. We highly
encourage participation in the Awards Program, this is one of our best opportunities to highlight
the great conservation work going on across Texas.
We realize that as we head into 2023 drought and so many other concerns are present. However,
I do know that the need to conserve our natural resources never stops. We look forward to
another successful year.
Please do not hesitate to contact myself or any other board member should you have questions or
concerns at any time.