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Agenda Item No. 10
Presenter: Ted Hollingsworth

 

Action

Consideration by the Council of the adoption of a schedule for evaluation of TFRLCP applications, including the deadlines for grant application submission and the expected dates of Council decisions on grant awards.

January 28, 2016

As noted in Council Item #7, in order to meet the deadline for grant matching consideration by the NRCS, TPWD will need to open the TFRLCP application period immediately after the January 28, 2016 Council meeting, and close the application period in mid-February. The application ranking committee will need to rank the applications and their conclusions and recommendations will need to be presented to the Council in early-March in order that Letters of Intent for selected projects can be forwarded to NRCS in time for consideration.

Staff has developed a possible schedule of events related to the 2016 grant cycle and attached it hereto as Exhibit A.

Recommendation

“The Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council adopts the 2016 TFRLP grant schedule attached as Exhibit A.”

Attachments – 1

1. Exhibit A - Grant Schedule


Agenda Item No. 9
Exhibit A

 

Appendix A

2016 TFRLCP GRANT SCHEDULE

January 29, 2016 – Period opens for acceptance of 2016 TFRLP grant applications

February 19, 2016 (3 weeks later) – Period closes for acceptance of 2016 TFRLP grant applications

March 2, 2016 – Council convenes to consider grant recommendations from staff

March 7, 2016 – Staff sends Letters of Intent to NRCS regarding the potential NRCS projects for which match funding through the TFRLCP has been authorized by the Council