Watershed Assessments for the National Water Quality Initiative in Western Massachusetts

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Funding Opportunity ID:331654
Opportunity Number:USDA-NRCS-MA-EQIP-21-NOFO0001047
Opportunity Title:Watershed Assessments for the National Water Quality Initiative in Western Massachusetts
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
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code:USDA-NRCS
Agency Name:Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Posted Date:Feb 22, 2021
Close Date:Apr 23, 2021 Proposals must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 23, 2021.
Last Updated Date:Feb 22, 2021
Award Ceiling:$100,000
Award Floor:$50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$100,000
Expected Number of Awards:2
Description:NRCS, an agency under the USDA, in Massachusetts, is seeking proposals from partners to develop watershed assessment plans to support the National Water Quality Initiative through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). NRCS has $100,000 available and expects to make up to two (2) cooperative agreement awards. Awards will be made to qualifying, eligible organization who has expertise in watershed assessment plans and is specifically capable of using the assessment template found in this funding opportunity.There are 2 watershed assessments to be completed in the western portion of Massachusetts. These assessments will be based on HUC12 watersheds identified as:1. South River – HUC12 Code—10802030501—located primarily in the Towns of Ashfield and Conway, Massachusetts2. Upper Manhan River (Headwaters to North Brook)– HUC12 Code 10802010608—located primarily in the Towns of Westhampton and Southampton, Massachusetts$50,000 is available for each watershed assessment or $100,000 for both; applicants may choose to address one or both.Questions regarding this notice of funding opportunity (NFO) may be submitted until April 7, 2021. Responses to questions posed will be posted on Grants.gov approximately two weeks before the application due date.
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