Conservation Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Announcement for Program Funding – TENNESSEE

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Funding Opportunity ID: 327446
Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-TN-MULTI-20-NOFO0001019
Opportunity Title: Conservation Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Announcement for Program Funding – TENNESSEE
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Environment
Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 10.902
Eligible Applicants: State 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
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: USDA-NRCS
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Posted Date: Jun 02, 2020
Close Date: Jul 03, 2020 Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
Last Updated Date: Jun 02, 2020
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Award Floor: $10,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The Natural Resources Conservation Service, an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture, is announcing potential funding availability for cooperative, grant and contribution agreements with the intent of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues/concerns, encouraging collaborative efforts and developing state and local level conservation leadership. Proposals will be accepted for projects located in the state of Tennessee. NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2020 will be: STATE Tennessee POTENTIAL TOTAL AVAILABLE $500,000.00 MINIMUM $10,000.00 MAXIMUM $100,000.00 ANTICIPATED # of AGREEMENTS 10 Proposals are requested from eligible entities for competitive consideration of agreement awards for projects between one (1) to five (5) years in duration. Eligible entities include the following: City or township governments County governments For profit organizations other than small businesses Independent school districts 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 Public and State-controlled institutions of higher education Small businesses Special district governments State governments This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions for projects. Proposals will be screened for completeness and compliance under the provisions of this notice. Incomplete and/or noncompliant proposals will be eliminated from competition, and a notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant. Key Dates Proposals must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, July 3, 2020. Proposals received after 11:59 pm on July 3, 2020 will not be considered and immediately eliminated from competition. Funding decisions will be made by the NRCS State Conservationist, informed by the ranking list and the availability of funding in the program whose CFDA number is listed above. Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time. 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.
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