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Of the nearly 25,863,400 acres in Kentucky, approximately 7 million acres, or 28% are used as grazing lands. The activities on these lands have a direct effect on the soil, water, air, plant and animal resources, as well as the social, cultural and economic conditions of Kentucky communities. There is a need to implement and transfer innovative grazing land conservation technologies and approaches for adoption in Kentucky. These activities should promote and result in higher levels of management on the part of livestock producers. These Grazing Land Demonstration Grants are awarded, in part, to stimulate these purposes. Funds will be awarded through a statewide competitive grants process. Up to 3 grants will be awarded throughout the State of Kentucky. Selection will be based on criteria established in the RFP and selected applicants may receive grants of up to 100% of the total project cost. Projects will not be selected for their potential to function in a research setting. The typical setting should be a working farm that can improve the current level of management without making large capital improvements to the farm infrastructure. Demonstrations may be focused on improvements to fencing systems, watering developments, forage resources and management styles. Demonstrations should be designed to be implemented and managed by the farm operator. NRCS will accept applications for single-or multi-year projects, not to exceed three years, submitted to NRCS from eligible entities. The purpose of the Grazing Land Demonstration Grants is to implement and transfer grazing land conservation technologies and approaches for adoption in Kentucky. The project must include provisions to demonstrate the project work to farmers and others who may use the technologies and approaches on their grazing lands. This may be accomplished through field days, printed or electronic materials, grazing schools, etc. Complete applications will be evaluated by a technical panel and scored based on the Criteria for Proposal Evaluation identified in this RFP. Final award selections will be made by the Kentucky NRCS State Conservationist. Grant awards will be made after the grantee agrees to the terms and conditions of the NRCS grant agreement.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments County governments City or township governments Special district governments Independent school districts Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Private institutions of higher education Individuals For profit organizations other than small businesses