Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) Project

The summary for the Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) Project 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.
Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) Project: UPDATE A webinar was held on June 4, 2020 to provide an overview of the CCFWR program purpose, project types, eligibility, and basic requirements for the submission of an application. Click this link to access the recording of the webinar: The Frequently Asked Questions document posted in this opportunity and online at will be updated by June 12, 2020. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is soliciting applications under the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (OUAIP) from local governments to host a Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) pilot project for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The anticipated amount available for CCFWR in FY 2020 is approximately $900,000. This announcement provides information regarding the eligibility criteria for projects and applicants, and the application forms and instructions needed to apply for the CCFWR cooperative agreement. Applications will be accepted from eligible entities in any of the 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). Key Dates Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 26, 2020 through Applications received after this deadline will not be considered for funding. Purpose and Priorities The CCFWR Project is administered by NRCS’ OUAIP. The mission of the office is to encourage and promote urban, indoor, and other emerging agricultural practices, including community composting and food waste reduction. CCFWR specifically provides assistance through a cooperative agreement to municipalities, counties, local governments, or city planners to develop and test strategies for planning and implementation that will 1) generate compost; 2) increase access to compost for agricultural producers; 3) reduce reliance on, and limit the use of, fertilizer; 4) improve soil quality; 5) encourage waste management and permaculture business development; 6) increase rainwater absorption; 7) reduce municipal food waste; and 8) divert food waste from landfills. NRCS will enter into cooperative agreements with local or municipal governments in no fewer than 10 states. Project Type Descriptions Only CCFWR Project cooperative agreement proposals will be accepted. No single cooperative agreement proposal award will exceed $90,000. Priority will be given to an application for a CCFWR pilot project that: Anticipates or demonstrates economic benefits; Incorporates plans to make compost easily accessible to agricultural producers, including community gardeners; Integrates other food waste strategies, including food recovery efforts; and Collaborates with multiple partners. For more information see the Full Announcement located in the Related Documents tab of this opportunity.
Federal Grant Title: Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) Project
Federal Agency Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)
Grant Categories: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-NHQ-CCFWR-20-NOFO0001018
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.935
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 26th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: June 26th, 2020
Posted Date: May 11th, 2020
Creation Date: May 11th, 2020
Archive Date: July 26th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $900,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $90,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $45,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: June 19th, 2020
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments
Grant Announcement Contact
Michele Devaney
Grants Management Specialist
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