Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Boots on the Ground Assistance

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Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Boots on the Ground Assistance: NRCS, an agency under the USDA, in the South Carolina State Office, is seeking proposals from partners to provide “Boots on the Ground” assistance with the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). This assistance includes, administrative management of active contracts (completion of contract status reviews, practice reminder letters, processing payment applications, assembling customer folders, assisting with customer questions and assisting with contract progress), assistance with conservation practice implementation (design, layout, surveying and practice certification) and updating conservation plans and maps. In addition, the awardee will be expected to attend workshops and outreach meetings to provide information to landowners on services provided by NRCS and EQIP program opportunities available for those interested in conservation programs. NRCS is looking for approximately three (3), full-time equivalents (FTEs)e to be located in the USDA Service Center in the counties of Aiken, Florence, and Kershaw in South Carolina with technical assistance being provided to these counties as well as to neighboring counties as directed by NRCS with a focus on reaching historically underserved landowners. NRCS has $540,000 available for a 3-year agreement with an eligible entity who has experience with NRCS Farm Bill programs and business tools, such as but not limited to, ProTracts, Conservation Desktop (CD) and Conservation Assessment and Ranking Tool (CART). Proposals are requested from tribal governments and organizations, State and local units of government, and institutions of higher learning for competitive consideration of a cooperative agreement award for projects 3 years in duration.
Federal Grant Title: Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Boots on the Ground 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-SC-EQIP-20-NOFO0001028
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.912
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 31st, 2020
Original Application Deadline: July 31st, 2020
Posted Date: June 26th, 2020
Creation Date: June 26th, 2020
Archive Date: August 30th, 2020
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $540,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $520,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: June 26th, 2020
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) - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Private institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
Melanie Krizmanich
Grantor
Phone 202-572-5805
melanie.krizmanich@usda.gov
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