Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP)Funding Sources: Federal Agency
Elligible Entities: Tribal Governments, State Agency, Local Government and Utility Districts, Non-Profit Organization
Deadline: November 30, 2020
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WREP is a component of ACEP-Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE) through which
NRCS enters into agreements with eligible partners to target and leverage resources to address
high priority wetland protection, restoration, and enhancement activities and improve wildlife
habitat on eligible lands. Potential partners may submit WREP proposals for an individual
landowner project, watershed, or geographic area. WREP partners are required to contribute
financial or technical assistance match as detailed below. All projects funded through WREP
must meet all ACEP-WRE eligibility and program requirements. All WREP transactions will be
processed through normal NRCS contracting procedures.
Only State and local units of government, Indian Tribes, and nongovernmental organizations are
eligible to submit a proposal and enter into WREP agreements with NRCS. For the purposes of
WREP, a nongovernmental organization is an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Individual landowners may not submit WREP proposals
through this submission process. However, once a WREP agreement has been entered into by
NRCS and the partner, eligible landowners may apply for WREP through their local NRCS
office. As part of the WREP agreement, approved partners may also help facilitate the
submission of landowner applications, provide additional technical or financial assistance to
landowners, and provide other resources as defined in the agreement.