Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program

The summary for the Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is directing resources towards the delivery of providing technical services in support of the conservation-related programs and authorities carried out by the Secretary. Such technical services may include conservation planning assistance, technical consultation, and assistance with design and implementation of conservation practices. These technical services are provided through the Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program, established for the purpose of utilizing the talents of individuals who are age 55 or older, but who are not employees of the Department of Agriculture or a State agriculture department, to provide technical services in support of the conservation-related programs and authorities carried out by the Secretary. NRCS is announcing the opportunity for nonprofit private agencies and organizations eligible to receive grants under the Community Service Senior Opportunities Act (42 U.S.C. 3056 et seq.) to secure participants for the ACES Program who will provide technical services under the program. There is no funding available under this announcement, but approved applicants will be awarded national agreements making them eligible to enter into individual agreements that provide funding for services. The area covered by the services include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and the Pacific Islands Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). NRCS has existing agreements in place that expire September 30, 2018. New awards will be made approximately August 1, 2018, for a five-year period. There is no minimum or maximum award amount guaranteed. It is estimated NRCS will make up to five awards to provide these services. Under the terms of the agreement NRCS provides funds, office space, position description, work assignments and oversight for the ACES positions; the awardee handles advertising, recruiting, hiring and payroll for each position. Available positions span a variety of skill sets and educational levels. In additional to wages, NRCS funds covers administrative fees such as federal payroll tax, unemployment compensation, and pay increases. ACES enrollees are neither federal employees nor state agriculture department employees, and their wages do not impact retirement annuities.
Federal Grant Title: Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program
Federal Agency Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-HR-ACES-18-001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.912, 10.921, 10.924, 10.931, 10.932
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 15th, 2018
Original Application Deadline: June 15th, 2018
Posted Date: May 14th, 2018
Creation Date: May 14th, 2018
Archive Date: July 15th, 2018
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 14th, 2018
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
Bryan Thomas
Phone 573-876-9417
Grants Management Specialist
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