Grant Description

The purpose of this phase Soil Health Supplemental Staffing is to create additional local points of contact to work with landowners on increasing utilization of soil health practices and systems that advance the principles of soil health.

Reporting Overview

A workplan must be approved before work can begin on this grant. The workplan should be developed in eLINK using the activities proposed in the application, although BWSR may require additional details at this stage.  The workplan will lock upon submittal to BWSR for approval, preventing edits to the approved budget but allowing you to enter expenses and reporting details as work is completed.

Eligible activities may include:

Consists of the employee’s base hourly rate plus the costs of benefits, leave, and facilities; and administration costs necessary to keep a person employed and an office running.

  • Administration/Coordination - For grants where specifically allowed, category reflects staff time for local grant administration and reporting.  Category may also reflect costs of facilities/operations if not included in a billing rate or indirect cost allocation.

  • Supplies/Equipment - For grants where specifically allowed, category reflects acquisition of equipment, hardware, software, or supplies. 
  • For more information about Eligible Activities reference FY24 Soil Health Staffing RFP 

Conservation practices are not eligible. 

Required to report in eLINK

Grant recipients are required to report on grant outcomes, activities, and accomplishments in eLINK according to the requirements outlined in the grant agreement and policies within BWSR’s Grants Administration Manual.  



eLINK Reporting Requirements



Program PolicyFY24 Soil Health Staffing RFP (pdf)
Administered ByBWSR
Funding Request Completed in eLINKYes
Proposed Indicators in ApplicationYes
Grant Agreement Distributed Through DocuSignYes
Additional Report AttachmentNo
Non-eLINK Reporting RequiredNo
Match RequirementN/A
Activity Details (Practices & Indicators)Yes
FTE EstimateNo
Payment ScheduleAnnual Advanced Payments