Iowa Conservation Collaboration Grants - Fiscal Year 2017

The summary for the Iowa Conservation Collaboration Grants - Fiscal Year 2017 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 2017: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing potential availability of Conservation Collaboration Grants for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration and developing state- and community-level conservation leadership. NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in Fiscal Year 2017 will be up to $2,000,000. Proposals will be accepted from eligible entities based in or with substantial operations in Iowa. Proposals are requested from eligible governmental or non-governmental organizations, and institutions of higher learning for competitive consideration of grant awards for projects between one and three years in duration. The purpose of Conservation Collaboration Grants will be to leverage NRCS and partner resources to: a. Build soil health on cropland. b. Improve environmental and economic performance of grasslands. c. Provide habitat for local wildlife species of concern as identified in the Iowa Wildlife Action Plan. d. Reduce the net emissions of greenhouse gasses associated with agriculture. e. Support the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Emphasis will be placed on projects that: a. Build technical capacity of NRCS and partner field conservation employees. b. Build the capacity of local watershed groups to develop and implement effective projects. c. Leverage non-Federal and non-government resources to achieve positive natural resources conservation outcomes. 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 criteria the stated in this announcement. 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 2017
Federal Agency Name: Utah State Office (USDA-NRCS-UTSO)
Grant Categories: Agriculture Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-IA-CCG-17-01
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.902, 10.903, 10.912, 10.924, 10.931
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 31st, 2017
Original Application Deadline: May 31st, 2017
Posted Date: January 19th, 2017
Creation Date: January 19th, 2017
Archive Date: June 30th, 2017
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: January 19th, 2017
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) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Iowa NRCS Request for Proposals Webpage
Grant Announcement Contact
Martin Adkins
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Neal Smith Federal Building
210 Walnut Street, Suite 693
Des Moines, IA 50309-2180
Phone (515) 284-4370
Email [email protected]

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