Watershed Assessment for the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) in Western Massachusetts

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Watershed Assessment for the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) in Western Massachusetts: NRCS, an agency under the USDA, in Massachusetts, is seeking proposals from partners to develop a watershed assessment plan to support the National Water Quality Initiative. NRCS has $50,000 total available funds for this cooperative agreement award. The agreement will be with a qualifying, eligible organization that has expertise in watershed assessment plans and is specifically capable of using the assessment template found in this funding opportunity. The partner will share similar goals with NRCS: Support Healthy Watersheds and Diverse Land Use Communities, protect communities and people through rehabilitated watershed structures, enhance and improve water quality and water quantity, and provide habitat for diverse and important fish and wildlife species.There is one (1) watershed assessment to be completed in the western portion of Massachusetts. This assessment will be based on the HUC12 (Hydraulic Unit Code) watersheds identified as: Upper Manhan River (Headwaters to North Brook)– HUC12 Code 10802010608— located primarily in the Towns of Westhampton and Southampton, Massachusetts. The elements required for the watershed assessment are outlined in the full announcement:
Federal Grant Title: Watershed Assessment for the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) in Western Massachusetts
Federal Agency Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)
Grant Categories: Agriculture Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-MA-NWQI-22-NOFO0001187
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.902
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 13th, 2022
Original Application Deadline: June 13th, 2022
Posted Date: April 12th, 2022
Creation Date: April 12th, 2022
Archive Date: July 13th, 2022
Total Program Funding: $50,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 31st, 2022
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
Additional Information on Eligibility
There is one (1) watershed assessment to be completed in the western portion of Massachusetts. This assessment will be based on the HUC12 (Hydraulic Unit Code) watersheds identified as: Upper Manhan River (Headwaters to North Brook)– HUC12 Code 10802010608— located primarily in the Towns of Westhampton and Southampton, Massachusetts.The project shall not exceed 18 months in duration. Applicants should plan their projects based on an estimated project start date of July 27, 2022.The full announcement 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.
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