ACEP-WRE implementation of restoration activities

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Funding Opportunity ID:333722
Opportunity Number:USDA-NRCS-IA-ACEP-21-NOFO0001100
Opportunity Title:ACEP-WRE implementation of restoration activities
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Agriculture
Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):10.931
Eligible Applicants:State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code:USDA-NRCS
Agency Name:Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Posted Date:May 21, 2021
Close Date:Jun 21, 2021 Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on June 21, 2021
Last Updated Date:May 21, 2021
Award Ceiling:$12,000,000
Award Floor:$1,200,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$12,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:2
Description:SummaryThe Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), and Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) are voluntary programs to conserve, protect, and enhance the nation’s wetland and floodplain ecosystems. These programs promote the restoration, enhancement, protection, maintenance, and management of wetland systems and adjacent land that would contribute significantly to wetland functions and values. Through easement programs, landowners may receive assistance to install or implement structural or vegetative wetland/floodplain and associated upland restoration practices on eligible land. Policy provides that the Secretary may request the services of, and enter into cooperative agreements with, non- Federal entities to assist in providing specialized assistance necessary to implement conservation plans under these programs. To that end, the agency is directing resources toward the restoration of degraded wetlands and floodplains across the state of Iowa. The NRCS is requesting proposals from qualified organizations that share a common interest in the conservation and restoration of wetland and floodplain resources throughout Iowa under the framework of a five-year agreement with approximately $19.8 million in funding, if available. For new users of Grants.gov, see Section D.1. of the Full Announcement for information about steps required before submitting an application via Grants.gov.Key DatesApplicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on June 21, 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.For more information see the Full Announcement in the Related Documents tab of this opportunity.
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