Mississippi Conservation Delivery Technical Assistance for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020

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Funding Opportunity ID: 327576
Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-MS-MULTI-20-NOFO0001022
Opportunity Title: Mississippi Conservation Delivery Technical Assistance for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020
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
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
Individuals
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: USDA-NRCS
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Posted Date: Jun 08, 2020
Close Date: Jul 08, 2020 Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
Last Updated Date: Jun 08, 2020
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Description: The Mississippi State Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is seeking support from natural resource conservation partners to work together to help enhance conservation delivery in Mississippi. The overall intent of this announcement is to solicit partnerships to help enhance the implementation of key conservation objectives and priorities outlined further in this document. Proposals will be accepted from eligible entities delivering conservation programs and services in Mississippi for competitive consideration of awards for projects between one (1) and five (5) years in duration. NRCS anticipates the amount of funding available for this announcement will be approximately $4,000,000 which will be awarded to multiple recipients. All applicant categories must be capable of providing support in the State of Mississippi. Proposals are requested from the following entities: City or township governmentsCounty governmentsIndividualsNative 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 educationPublic and State-controlled institutions of higher educationSmall businessesSpecial district governments State governments This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions. Proposals will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice. Incomplete and/or noncompliant proposals will be eliminated from competition and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant. The Mississippi 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. Key Dates The deadline for application submission is July 8, 2020. The anticipated application selection date is July 15, 2020 and the anticipated agreement execution date is August 20, 2020. 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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