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The NOWCC ACES Program encourages training for enrollees whenever possible to enhance performance and increase skill levels. Training should be relevant to the enrollee's position description. All training must be approved in advance by the Monitor. Monitors should always check with their funding sources (NRCS State Coordinator) to make sure funds are available before committing to the training.

The Enrollee is responsible for registration but the payment will be processed by NOWCC.

Authorization & Reimbursement

(Please note: Only during COVID, copies of forms can be sent to: Accounts Payable).

A completed Training/Conference Authorization and Payment Request form is necessary when you are requesting the NOWCC ACES Program to:

  • pay the vendor in advance,
  • reimburse you for paying the vendor, or
  • pay the vendor invoice.

The original Training/Conference Authorization and Payment Request Form is to be sent directly to NOWCC Headquarters after being signed by your NRCS Monitor. 

Training for which there is no charge does not require the completion of a Training/Conference Authorization and Payment Request form.

Travel with Training

When travel costs are incurred with training, please refer to the Travel section for instructions on the submission of travel expenses.