Minnesota Fiscal Year (FY) 20 Cooperative Agreement Notice of Funding Opportunity

The summary for the Minnesota Fiscal Year (FY) 20 Cooperative Agreement Notice of Funding 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 FederalGrants.com 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.
Minnesota Fiscal Year (FY) 20 Cooperative Agreement Notice of Funding Opportunity: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing potential availability of cooperative agreements for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration and developing state- and community-level conservation leadership. Applications will only be accepted for the following initiatives: Grazing and Livestock Assistance Provide grazing and livestock specialist expertise to promote use of livestock as a management tool and assist customers in managing grazing systems to improve conservation Provide grazing trainings, workshops, tours, and demonstration projects for NRCS customers and facilitate a Working Effectively with Livestock Producers Course for NRCS employees and partners Outcomes Shown – Environmental and Economic impacts of grazing systems related to soil health, wildlife habitat and other resource concerns Develop promotional and technical materials related to grazing management, livestock, and grasslands (NEW) Remote Sensing for CRP Status Reviews, Compliance Status Reviews and Easement Monitoring Using drones or other forms of remote sensing for status reviews and monitoring Applications containing proposals outside of the scope of the above initiatives will not be considered. NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2020 will be $2,000,000. Minimum/Maximum individual award amounts are anticipated to be $100,000/$1,000,000. Proposals are requested from Federally recognized tribal governments, State and local governments, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education), and institutions of higher education for competitive consideration of cooperative agreement awards for projects between 2 and 3 years in duration. This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions for projects. 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. Key Dates Proposals must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on June 17, 2020 via Grants.gov. Funding decisions will be made by the Minnesota NRCS State Conservationist, based on recommendations from a selection committee and the availability of funding in the programs whose CFDA numbers are listed above. Other key dates are: Questions about NFO received by: June 1, 2020 Responses to Questions published by: June 8, 2020 Application Submission Due Date: June 17, 2020 Application Review and Selection: July 17, 2020 Anticipated Agreement Start Date: September 1, 2020 For technical issues with Grants.gov, please contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov. Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding Grants.gov accounts. For more information, see the Full Announcement in the Related Documents tab of this opportunity.
Federal Grant Title: Minnesota Fiscal Year (FY) 20 Cooperative Agreement Notice of Funding Opportunity
Federal Agency Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)
Grant Categories: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-MN-MULTI-20-NOFO0001011
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.902
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 17th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: June 17th, 2020
Posted Date: May 18th, 2020
Creation Date: May 18th, 2020
Archive Date: July 17th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: June 10th, 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) - Private institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
Michele Devaney
Grants Management Specialist
Grants Specialist
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