Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program – Competitive Funding Round 2


Funding Opportunity ID: 330721
Opportunity Number: F20AS00230
Opportunity Title: Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program – Competitive Funding Round 2
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.667
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility: Only the Lead State Agency (or Agencies), as determined by the Governor of each Highlands State, may apply for funding under the Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program. Each Agency may submit multiple applications to this Competitive grant round. A State Agency is the only entity eligible to hold the interest in the land acquired. A Lead State Agency (grant recipient) may apply for funding and sub-grant awarded funds to another eligible State Agency (grant subrecipient) with approval by the Service.
Agency Code: DOI-FWS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Posted Date: Jan 05, 2021
Close Date: May 31, 2021 All applications shall be submitted by 05/31/2021 by 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time APPLICATION CHECKLIST SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance SF-424D, Assurances SF-424C, Budget Information SF-429B Project Narrative Separate Budget Narrative Project Criteria (see E. below) Indirect Cost Statement and related documentation Conflict of Interest Disclosure (when applicable) Single Audit Reporting Statement SF-LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (when applicable) Overlap or Duplication of Effort Statement Failure to provide complete information may cause delays, postponement, or rejection of the application.
Last Updated Date: Jan 05, 2021
Award Ceiling: $6,524,844
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,524,844
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The Highlands Conservation Act (H.R. 1964, 2004; 16 U.S.C. 3901) (HCA) is designed to assist Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania in conserving land and natural resources in the Highlands Region through Federal assistance for land conservation projects in which a State entity acquires land or an interest in land from a willing seller to permanently protect resources of high conservation value. The USDA Forest Service (USFS) was directed by the HCA to identify lands that have high conservation value through the “New York-New Jersey Highlands Regional Study: 2002 Update” and the “Highlands Regional Study: Connecticut and Pennsylvania 2010 Update.” Subject to availability of funds through Federal appropriation, each year Governors of the four Highlands States may submit proposals for up to 50% of the total cost of land conservation projects in the Highlands Region. Proposed projects must be consistent with areas identified in the Study and Update as having high resource value. This program funds land conservation by State agencies in the Highlands Region. Funding appropriated under the Highlands Conservation Act (HCA) has been divided into two separate categories – Base and Competitive. Eligible applicants may submit requests for Competitive Funding in response to this Notice of Funding Opportunity. This is the second Notice of Funding Opportunity for Competitive Funding announcement for FY2020 HCA funds.
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