Conservation Technical Assistance in Vermont for Grazing Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 327675
Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-VT-MULTI-20-NOFO0001025
Opportunity Title: Conservation Technical Assistance in Vermont for Grazing Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Environment
Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 10.902
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
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
Individuals
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: USDA-NRCS
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Posted Date: Jun 12, 2020
Close Date: Jul 12, 2020 Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
Last Updated Date: Jun 12, 2020
Award Ceiling: $110,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $110,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Funding Opportunity Announcement Summary NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners and land managers who voluntarily agree to apply conservation practices on their land for the conservation and improvement of natural resources, including grazing and harvest management for all lands where grazing and/or browsing are managed. NRCS Vermont seeks eligible applicants to provide assistance with continued delivery of conservation planning, implementation, oversight and checkout activities associated with prescribed grazing and forage harvest management practices. Assistance will be provided to current and potential NRCS program participants for the planning, designing and implementation of grazing and forage harvest management systems and practices that contribute to agricultural viability, pasture and livestock health, water quality improvements, soil and plant health, wildlife habitat improvement and other natural resource enhancements. Specific activities include the following: Conducting on-site prescribed grazing inventory and analysis; Prescribed Grazing Plan Development for new NRCS customers; Prescribed Grazing Plan Review and Revision for existing NRCS customers; EQIP Grazing/Forage practice layout, implementation and checkout; National Resource Inventory (NRI) forage assessment; Scheduling and implementing Pasture Walks and Workshops; Developing NRCS Technical notes and updating Conservation Practice Standards All activities conducted on behalf of NRCS will meet NRCS program policy and conservation practice standards and specifications. Eligibility for this opportunity is limited to the following entity types: City or township governments County governments Individuals 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 Special district governments State governments Key Dates Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on July 12, 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.
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