Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) FY24 Monitoring, Assessment, and Evaluation (MAE) Opportunity

The summary for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) FY24 Monitoring, Assessment, and Evaluation (MAE) Opportunity 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 Farm Service Agency, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) FY24 Monitoring, Assessment, and Evaluation (MAE) Opportunity: Summary FSA is announcing the availability of cooperative agreement funding for up to $10 million to monitor, assess, and evaluate conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with the Conservation Reserve Program. Projects are expected to inform policy and/or improve delivery of the Conservation Reserve Program. For 2024, applications will be accepted from eligible entities for projects addressing at least one of the following priorities: Ecosystem Benefits Assess CRP’s impact on natural resources such as climate mitigation/adaptation, wildlife habitat, water quality/quantity, and soil health. Bottom Up, Middle Out Evaluate CRP’s role in strengthening farm operations’ viability and resilience. Develop program delivery strategies that improve the CRPs function to support economic growth and stability within rural communities. Citizen Science Identify ways for agricultural producers to monitor conditions on and share lessons learned from enrolled CRP acres. Evaluating CRP in the Big Picture Evaluating and developing strategies of how CRP fits into a larger framework of natural resources management and conservation. Applications will be accepted from all non-Foreign, non-Federal entities (see Section C-Eligible Applicants). Projects may be between 1 and 5 years in duration. The minimum amount for an award is $500,000, while the maximum amount for an award is $5 million. Applicants are encouraged to visit the MAE website ( to learn more about the MAE program and past projects. For new users of, see Section D. of the full Notice of Funding Opportunity for information about steps required before submitting an application via Key Dates Applicants must submit their applications via by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on May 31, 2024. For technical issues with, contact Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or [email protected]. Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding accounts. For inquiries specific to the content of the NOFO requirements, contact the federal awarding agency contact (section G of this NOFO). Please limit questions to those regarding specific information contained in this NOFO (such as dates, page numbers, clarification of discrepancies, etc.). Questions related to eligibility or the merits of a specific proposal will not be addressed. The agency anticipates making selections by July 12, 2024, and expects to execute awards by September 30, 2024. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.
Federal Grant Title: Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) FY24 Monitoring, Assessment, and Evaluation (MAE) Opportunity
Federal Agency Name: Farm Service Agency (USDA-FSA)
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FSA-NHQ-CRP-24-NOFO0001333
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.069
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 31st, 2024
Original Application Deadline: May 31st, 2024
Posted Date: April 8th, 2024
Creation Date: April 8th, 2024
Archive Date: June 30th, 2024
Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $5,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 5th, 2024
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - 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 - Small businesses
Grant Announcement Contact
Kenneth James
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