May 18, 2022
FY23 Handshake Partnership Program Request for Nominations, SUSP: 30 Sep 2022
Please see the attached memorandum, signed by the Thomas P. Smith, Chief of Operations and Regulatory Division, that announces the call for proposals for the FY 23 Handshake Partnership Program. The program is in its twentieth year and offers an additional funding source (i.e., seed money up to $25,000 per project) to USACE facilities for worthwhile partnership projects. The Handshake Program provides an excellent opportunity to leverage local partnerships with USACE dollars outside of the usual O&M budget to help complete recreation and environmental stewardship projects that benefit both lands, waters, and visitors.
Electronic applications with district and MSC coordination must be sent from the MSCs to Mr. Phil Manhart, Phil.J.Manhart@usace.army.mil, representative on the Partnership Advisory Committee, NLT 30 September 2022.
The memo, application instructions, and a copy of the application are included in this e-mail and are also posted on the NRM Gateway Handshake Program page at htt ps://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/employees/handshake/handshake.cfm
Handshake Program webinars will be conducted:
June 15: 11:00-12:00 Eastern
July 12: 1:00-2:00 Eastern
August 25: 3:00-4:00 Eastern
Call-in/Web meeting information will be sent one week prior to each webinar.
Please support and encourage the widest participation in this program that will represent a broad range of projects. My point of contact for this effort is Ms. Heather Burke at email@example.com or (503) 808-4313. You may also reach out to your division Partnership Advisory Committee member if you have any questions: (NAD-Scott Sunderland; SAD- Francis Ferrell; MVD-Phil Manhart; LRD-Mike McCoy; SWD-Jennifer Linde; SPD-Taylor Baughn; NWD- Keith Hyde)
Jeffrey F. Krause
Chief, Natural Resources Management
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