Mississippi ACEP-WRP-EWP

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Funding Opportunity ID: 293197
Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-MS-ACEP-17-01
Opportunity Title: Mississippi ACEP-WRP-EWP
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Environment
Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 10.072
10.923
10.931
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district 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
Individuals
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: USDA-NRCS
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Posted Date: Apr 13, 2017
Close Date: Jun 05, 2017
Last Updated Date: Apr 13, 2017
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Description: Overview: The purpose of the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) is to conserve, protect and enhance the nation’s wetland ecosystems. The purpose of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program is to establish an agricultural conservation easement program for the conservation of eligible land and natural resources through easements or other interests in the land. The purpose of the Emergency Watershed Protection – Floodplain Easement Program (EWPP-FPE) is to provide for restoration, protection, maintenance and enhancement of the functions of the floodplain, conserve natural values include fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, flood water retention, ground water recharge and safeguard lives and property from floods, drought and the products of erosion. The program promote the restoration, enhancement, protection, maintenance and management of wetland systems and adjacent land that would contribute significantly to wetland functions and values. Through WRP, ACEP, and EWPP-FPE, landowners may receive financial and technical assistance to install or implement structural or vegetative wetland and associated upland restoration practices on eligible land. WRP/ACEP/EWPP-FPE provides that the Secretary may request the services of, and enter into cooperative agreements with, non-Federal entities to assist in providing technical assistance necessary to develop and implement conservation program under these program. The agency is directing resources toward the restoration of degraded wetlands across the state of Mississippi; with emphasis in the historic bottom-land hardwood regions. NRCS is requesting applications from qualified individuals and organizations that share a common interest in the conservation and restoration of wetland resources throughout Mississippi.
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