Iowa Conservation Collaboration Grants Fiscal Year 2016

The summary for the Iowa Conservation Collaboration Grants Fiscal Year 2016 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 Utah State Office, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Iowa Conservation Collaboration Grants Fiscal Year 2016: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing potential availability of grants for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration and developing state- and community-level conservation leadership. Proposals will be accepted from Iowa.

The purpose of Conservation Collaboration Grants will be to leverage NRCS and partner resources to:

1. Build soil health on cropland.
2. Improve environmental and economic performance of grasslands.
3. Provide habitat for local wildlife species of concern as identified in the Iowa Wildlife Action Plan.
4. Reduce the net emissions of greenhouse gasses associated with agriculture.
5. Support the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

Emphasis will be placed on projects that:

1. Build technical capacity of NRCS and partner field conservation employees.
2. Build the capacity of local watershed groups to develop and implement effective projects.
3. Leverage non-Federal and non-government resources to achieve positive natural resources conservation outcomes.

NRCS will accept proposals under this notice for single or multiyear projects, not to exceed three years, submitted by eligible entities based in or with substantial operations in Iowa. Eligible entities include Indian Tribes, State and local units of government, non-governmental organizations, and institutions of higher learning.

Proposals will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice. Incomplete and/or noncompliant proposals will be eliminated from competition, and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant. Complete proposals received by applicable deadlines will be evaluated based on the Proposal Evaluation Criteria identified in the instructions in section V.B. Evaluated proposals will be forwarded to the NRCS State Conservationist who will make the final selections.
Federal Grant Title: Iowa Conservation Collaboration Grants Fiscal Year 2016
Federal Agency Name: Utah State Office
Grant Categories: Agriculture Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-IA-CCG-16-01
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement, Grant
CFDA Numbers: 320130, 320128, 320106, 320129, 320107
CFDA Descriptions: Soil and Water Conservation; Soil Survey; Environmental Quality Incentives Program; Conservation Stewardship Program; Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
Current Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2016
Posted Date: Mar 23, 2016
Creation Date: Mar 23, 2016
Archive Date: Jul 1, 2016
Total Program Funding: $1,200,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Private institutions of higher education
State governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Special district governments
County governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Iowa Website
Grant Announcement Contact
Michele Devaney Grants Management Specialist Phone 801-524-4587
Grants Management Specialist

Utah State Office 801-524-4580