Technical Assistance for Implementation of the Environmental Quality Incentive Program in Florida

The summary for the Technical Assistance for Implementation of the Environmental Quality Incentive Program in Florida 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 FederalGrants.com 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 Florida State Office, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Technical Assistance for Implementation of the Environmental Quality Incentive Program in Florida: **Note** Not all counties in Florida need to be addressed; therefore, please specifically identify the county or counties you are interested in carrying out the work in when submitting your proposal. The successful applicant will be responsible in assisting NRCS in providing assistance in evaluating EQIP applications using a standard set of evaluation criteria furnished by NRCS, and preparing cost estimates relating to NRCS conservation practices using EQIP cost lists. The successful applicant will be responsible for verifying and documenting the need for a technical practice requested by a potential participant based on NRCS' s practice standards and specifications, developing preliminary practice designs and layout the practice boundaries based on specific site conditions, developing preliminary materials quantity lists and practice cost estimates, documenting the practice extent needed and the anticipated timeframes for implementing the practice, finalizing the practice design with the participant, collecting necessary surveyor GPS locator points, coordinating NRCS' development of a conservation plan in Toolkit and a program contract in ProTracts, ensuring final program contract approval prior to practice implementation and reporting the completed practices into the NRCS Progress Reporting System. The selected applicant(s) may also provide technical assistance to land users who are implementing conservation practices approved in prior year EQIP contracts where implementation is scheduled for the current fiscal year. Other products to be delivered include assisting with biological and cultural resource assessments. A variety of conservation practices may be involved based on the resource concern and may include all conservation practices listed in the Florida NRCS Field Office Technical Guide. All services provided in conservation planning, conservation practice application, and other technical assistance provided must meet USDA-NRCS practice standards and specifications as set forth in Section IV of the Florida NRCS Field Office Technical Guide, Departmental manuals, handbooks, and guides. The selected applicant(s) shall report in the NRCS Progress Reporting System, the appropriate data elements associated with the technical services provided to EQIP participants. Applicants must be certified as Technical Service Providers (TSP) meeting the NRCS national criteria established for certification in the category(ies) for which they apply. The certification criteria is located in TechReg, an NRCS web based certification application program at http://techreg.usda.gov . NRCS anticipates being substantially involved in carrying out the work covered by this cooperative agreement. NRCS will also provide a representative to participate in the planning and management of the cooperative agreement and coordinate activities. NRCS will provide program oversight and will provide agency software, forms, and other resource information.
Federal Grant Title: Technical Assistance for Implementation of the Environmental Quality Incentive Program in Florida
Federal Agency Name: Florida State Office
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NRCS-EQ01-FL-04
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: Information not provided
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2004
Posted Date: Sep 10, 2004
Creation Date: Sep 10, 2004
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments County governments City or township governments Special district 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 Individuals For profit organizations other than small businesses Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility
Applicants must be certified as Technical Service Providers (TSP) meeting the NRCS national criteria established for certification in the category(ies) for which they apply. The certification criteria is located in TechReg, an NRCS web based certification application program at http://techreg.usda.gov .
Grant Announcement Contact
Merrill, Lynn , Contracting Officer, Phone 352-338-9553, Fax 352-338-9574, Email lynn.merrill@fl.usda.gov lynn.merrill@fl.usda.gov Merrill, Lynn

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