California Biological Assistance

The summary for the California Biological Assistance 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 Natural Resources Conservation Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
California Biological Assistance: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) – California State Office, an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is seeking technical support from natural resource conservation partners to provide technical assistance to NRCS and its clients for biological planning and conservation activities in specified geographic areas in California. Applicants will be responsible for assisting landowners by providing technical assistance necessary to develop and implement CTA and Farm Bill programs, to include, but not limited EQIP, WRP (Wetlands Reserve Program), ACEP and CSP conservation plans and easement activities. NRCS anticipates that the total funds available for this program in FY 2020 will be up to $ 1,000,000 subject to availability of funds at the time of award. NRCS will accept applications under this notice for a base year and up to four, one-year option periods. Applicants must be based in or with substantial operations in California and who can contribute matching funds. Proposals must provide for all of the technical services specified. Proposals will be accepted from entities who have the ability and resources to deliver biological assistance in California. The applicants must contribute equal resources to the accomplishment of the objectives. NRCS policy requires a 50 percent (50%) contribution by the recipient, however a 75 percent (75%) NRCS share and 25 percent (25%) recipient share is possible if the selected applicant provides a written statement of a financial burden to provide the 25 percent (50%) match and a statement of mutual interest. Applicants must submit proposals via Grants.gov. This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria and application instructions. Proposals will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice. Incomplete and/or noncompliant applications will be eliminated from competition and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant. The California State Conservationist reserves the right not to fund any or all applications. Key Dates Applications must be received by NRCS before 8:59pm PST, Friday, December 20, 2019 One (1) teleconference will be held during the open period of this opportunity to answer any clarifying questions on the following date: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 at 12:30pm PST (Call in: 1-888-844-9904, Access Code: 8989465#) Please see the Full Announcement in the Related Documents Tab of this opportunity for more information
Federal Grant Title: California Biological Assistance
Federal Agency Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)
Grant Categories: Agriculture Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-CA-MULTI-20-GEN0010588
Type of Funding: Other
CFDA Numbers: 10.902
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: December 20th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: December 20th, 2019
Posted Date: December 2nd, 2019
Creation Date: December 2nd, 2019
Archive Date: January 19th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: December 14th, 2019
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Special district governments - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - 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
Grant Announcement Contact
Michele Devaney
Grants Management Specialist
Phone 801-524-4587
Grants Management Specialist
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