Mississippi Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)

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Funding Opportunity ID: 293054
Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-MS-CTA-17-01
Opportunity Title: Mississippi Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
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
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
Individuals
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: USDA-NRCS
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Posted Date: Apr 06, 2017
Close Date: May 05, 2017
Last Updated Date: Apr 06, 2017
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Description: Overview: The purpose of these agreements will be to increase the participation of Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers that includes Beginning Farmers, Limited Resource producers, Socially Disadvantaged Landowners and Veterans in USDA programs while increasing their access to and awareness of present and future conservation programs and practices. The programs outlined and instituted under these agreements will create and increase more revenue for Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers that includes Beginning Farmers, Limited Resource producers, Socially Disadvantaged Landowners and Veterans and aide in education and risk management, computer literacy, financial literacy and legislative processes. Additionally, these agreements will provide outreach and information on programs and initiatives that build capacity for Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers that includes Beginning Farmers, Limited Resource producers, Socially Disadvantaged Landowners and Veterans. It will provide requisite skills for participation in crop production processes that enable them to become sufficient and self-sustainable. The project will foster assistance in providing outreach and technical assistance to Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers that includes Beginning Farmers, Limited Resource producers, Socially Disadvantaged Landowners and Veterans thus adding them in securing adequate resources for long-term growth. The primary focus will be but not limited to the 66 StrikeForce Counties in Mississippi to expand the number and depth of engagement of the landowners they serve in NRCS Programs, and to report on outcomes achieved. It includes case studies, scientific research and pilot agricultural community projects that include rural and semi-rural. The NRCS is requesting applications from qualified individuals and organizations that share a common interest in the conservation and restoration of natural resources throughout Mississippi.
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