Minnesota Fiscal Year (FY) 21 Contribution Agreement

The summary for the Minnesota Fiscal Year (FY) 21 Contribution Agreement 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) 21 Contribution Agreement: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing potential availability of contribution agreements for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration and developing state- and community-level conservation leadership. Proposals are requested for competitive consideration for projects in the state of Minnesota for the following initiatives: Connecting Agriculture Retailers with Conservation Delivery: The overall objective of this category is to increase private land conservation and encourage wide-spread adoption of conservation solutions by providing the go-between leadership of NRCS and private agricultural industry by: Integrating conservation and support of NRCS services into an agricultural retailers' networks Equipping retailers with the knowledge of NRCS programs, the ability to cooperatively work with the Agency, and assist in the implementation of conservation Building leadership and expertise within NRCS on the services farmer cooperatives and agricultural retailers provide Equipping local offices with a better understanding of agronomic principals to better meet NRCS customer's needs and provide better understanding of the economic considerations in agronomic planning 2 Connecting the Urban Consumer with Rural Producers: Promoting conservation work on the farm with urban communities/organizations Highlighting conservation and food production interface with the general public Agritourism and Field Days Highlighting on farm ecosystem benefits for public consumption NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2021 will be $350,000. Minimum/Maximum individual award amounts are anticipated to be $50,000/$300,000. Proposals are requested from all domestic applicants for competitive consideration of contribution 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. For new users of Grants.gov, see Section D.1. for information about steps required before submitting an application via Grants.gov. Key Dates Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on February 26, 2021. For technical issues with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or [email protected]. Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding Grants.gov accounts. Questions regarding this notice of funding opportunity (NFO) may be submitted until January 15, 2021. A summary of questions and answers will be posted to the Related Documents tab of this NFO in Grants.gov at least two weeks before the application due date. The agency anticipates making selections by March 12, 2021 and expects to execute awards by June 01, 2021. Federal Funding Floor and Ceiling Amounts The estimated funding floor for this opportunity is $50,000, and the estimated funding ceiling is $300,000. The funding floor means the minimum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. The ceiling is the maximum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. These numbers refer to the total agreement amount, not any specific budget period. Federal Financial Assistance Training The funding available through this NFO is Federal financial assistance. Grants 101 Training is highly recommended for those seeking knowledge about Federal financial assistance. The training is free and available to the public via https://www.cfo.gov/grants-training/. It consists of five modules covering each of the following topics: 1) laws, regulations, and guidance; 2) financial assistance mechanisms; 3) uniform guidance administrative requirements; 4) cost principles; and 5) risk management and single audit. FPAC agencies also apply Federal financial assistance regulations to certain non-assistance awards (e.g., non-assistance cooperative agreements). For more information see the Full Announcement document in the Related Documents tab of this opportunity
Federal Grant Title: Minnesota Fiscal Year (FY) 21 Contribution Agreement
Federal Agency Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)
Grant Categories: Agriculture Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-10902-6322XXXX-21-0002
Type of Funding: Other
CFDA Numbers: 10.902
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: February 26th, 2021
Original Application Deadline: February 26th, 2021
Posted Date: December 28th, 2020
Creation Date: December 28th, 2020
Archive Date: March 28th, 2021
Total Program Funding: $350,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: December 18th, 2020
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This opportunity is open to all domestic applicants.
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