Texas NRCS Project G.R.E.E.N.

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Funding Opportunity ID: 325339
Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-TX-PG-20-GEN0010731
Opportunity Title: Texas NRCS Project G.R.E.E.N.
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: Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Public and State-controlled school districts Private School districts
Agency Code: USDA-NRCS
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Posted Date: Mar 11, 2020
Close Date: Apr 30, 2020
Last Updated Date: Mar 11, 2020
Award Ceiling: $18,500
Award Floor: $1,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $125,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Description: The Texas NRCS Project G.R.E.E.N. (Growing Roots for Education, Environment and Nutrition) is an effort to challenge schools and school districts, both public and private, to establish vegetable and fruit gardens, rainwater harvesting systems, pollinator habitat and high tunnels across Texas. The simple act of planting a garden can help unite neighbors in a common effort and inspire locally led solutions to challenges facing our state. Challenges that can be addressed with locally led solutions can be diverse in both urban and rural settings. Addressing hunger with a garden can bring communities together and initiate other positive outcomes for people. Pollinator habitat planned with urban and rural gardens can provide an increase in harvest potential while providing food and habitat for declining insect communities in Texas. The Texas NRCS Project G.R.E.E.N. will provide technical and financial assistance to eligible schools or school districts, both public and private, to establish or improve gardens for food production, rainwater harvesting systems, gardens or habitat for attracting and maintaining pollinators like monarch butterflies and the establishment of high tunnels to extend the growing season of fruits and vegetables.Proposals will be accepted from schools and school districts, both public and private, for projects located in Texas. NRCS anticipates that the total amount awarded under this announcement in Federal fiscal year 2020 will be approximately $125,000. This opportunity is open to schools and school districts, both public and private, for competitive consideration of cooperative agreement awards for one year in duration.
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