Alabama NRCS Technical Services and Projects for Fiscal Year 2020

The summary for the Alabama NRCS Technical Services and Projects for Fiscal Year 2020 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.
Alabama NRCS Technical Services and Projects for Fiscal Year 2020: Proposals will be accepted for projects performed in Alabama. Conservation partners are invited to apply for NRCS assistance with projects focused on the following key conservation objectives: 1) Provide conservation planning technical assistance from Biologists to build technical capacity to implement all Farm Bill programs in Alabama. They will assist to local landowners and NRCS personnel in improving habitat for Gopher Tortoise, all T&E related species to longleaf pine ecosystem, Quail and specific knowledge in improving Quail habitat. They will use latest NRCS tools Conservation Desktop, CART and other technology available. 2) Technical investigations to identify cultural resources through reconnaissance field surveys, and/or phased field investigations, and/or the evaluation of cultural resources through the application of the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility criteria for historic properties, found at 36 CFR Part 63. Provide management summaries and/or reports or letter reports detailing cultural resources investigations to the Alabama NRCS for review and acceptance by NRCS Archaeologists, Cultural Resources Specialists (CRS) or the NRCS Cultural Resources Coordinator (CRC). 3) Provide technical assistance for watershed assessment of a 12-digit HUC watershed that meets one of the following: A stream or water body with water quality data documenting impairment, a stream or water body upstream of an impaired reach, or a source water protection area. The selected watershed must have with agricultural impacts that could be addressed with NRCS conservation practices. See Statement of Work for Watershed Assessments and Source Water Assessment in the Related Documents tab of this announcement on 4) Utilize Outreach efforts to increase participation in NRCS programs and services by socially disadvantaged, limited resource, women, veterans and beginning farmers and ranchers in Alabama through the following methods listed below: • Conducting Conferences, Joint USDA Outreach meetings, Annie's Project, Women in Ag Conference, Farmers Cooperatives Workshops utilizing planning, and promotional techniques • Host multi-county Conservation Events, Regional Summit, Conservation Demonstration Tours Rural Farmers Market in targeted counties utilizing news articles and other media outlets to promote the events • Establishment, maintenance and distribution of local produce from community gardens for targeted audiences {including veterans, women, seniors, youth while increasing awareness of the benefits within the younger population. • Engage youth and community stakeholders in the implementation of a walking trail and wetland park within a defined geographic area • Establishment of urban gardens and walking trails to facilitate rehabilitation of our veteran's population to promote healthier lifestyles while promoting urban gardening Projects may be between one and five years in duration. Applicants should plan their projects based on a project start date of September 15, 2020. Applications for renewal or supplementation of existing projects are eligible to compete with applications for new Federal awards. An application for renewal means a proposal submitted to continue an existing agreement that meets the objectives and requirements of this NFO. An application for supplementation of an existing project means a proposal to add components to an existing agreement so that it would meet the objectives and requirements in this NFO.
Federal Grant Title: Alabama NRCS Technical Services and Projects for Fiscal Year 2020
Federal Agency Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)
Grant Categories: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-AL-MULTI-20-NOFO0001021
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.902
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 6th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: July 6th, 2020
Posted Date: June 5th, 2020
Creation Date: June 5th, 2020
Archive Date: August 5th, 2020
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,550,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $5,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: June 23rd, 2020
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 - For-profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses
Grant Announcement Contact
Rochelle McCrea
Phone 202-720-6898
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