FY 2021 Arkansas Technical Assistance Projects


Funding Opportunity ID:331522
Opportunity Number:USDA-NRCS-AR-MULTI-21-NOFO0001046
Opportunity Title:FY 2021 Arkansas Technical Assistance Projects
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):10.902
Eligible Applicants:State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
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
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:For Profit Entities must have an established history of working cooperatively with producers on agricultural land to address local conservation priorities (to be determined by NRCS) All applicant categories must be capable of providing support in the State of Arkansas.
Agency Code:USDA-NRCS
Agency Name:Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Posted Date:Feb 15, 2021
Close Date:Apr 20, 2021
Last Updated Date:Feb 14, 2021
Award Ceiling:$3,000,000
Award Floor:$5,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$3,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:45
Description:The NRCS – Arkansas State Office, an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is seeking support from and opportunities to partner with likeminded natural resource conservation partners. The overall intent of this solicitation is to solicit partnerships to provide technical services that address the key conservation objectives and focus areas described further in this document. Proposals will be accepted from Arkansas. NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2021 will be approximately $3,000,000. The minimum amount is $5,000 for a single award and the maximum amount for a single award will not exceed $3,000,000. Proposals are requested from eligible entities, non-profits, governmental or non-governmental organizations, and institutions of higher learning for competitive consideration of awards for projects between one and three years in duration. This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions. Applications will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice. Incomplete and/or noncompliant applications will be eliminated from competition and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant. The Arkansas State Conservationist reserves the right not to fund any or all applications. NRCS will accept applications under this notice for single or multiyear applications submitted by eligible entities.

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