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Forestry and Wildlife Technical Assistance in Alabama Announcement

Stephen Musser


Federal Awarding Agency Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Funding Opportunity Title: Forestry and Wildlife Technical Assistance in Alabama

Funding Opportunity Number:  USDA-NRCS-AL-18-01

Announcement Type: Initial Announcement

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:  Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA), 16 U.S.C. 590a-g, 590q (CFDA 10.902) and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), 16 U.S.C 3839aa-3839aa9. (CFDA 10.912).

Funding Opportunity Announcement Summary

The NRCS - Alabama State Office, an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is seeking support from and opportunities to partner with likeminded natural resource conservation partners. The overall intent of this solicitation is to solicit partnerships to help enhance the implementation of key conservation objectives and priorities outlined further in this document

This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions. Applications will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice. Incomplete and/or noncompliant applications will be eliminated from competition and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant. The Alabama State Conservationist reserves the right not to fund any or all applications.

The purpose of this announcement is to advertise opportunities to parties who are interested in partnering with NRCS to provide technical services to address the key conservation objectives and focus areas described below. NRCS will accept applications under this notice for single or multiyear applications submitted by eligible entities based in or with substantial operations in Alabama.

Technical assistance services are defined as: Technical expertise, information, training, education, and tools necessary for a producer to be able to successfully implement, operate, and maintain the conservation of natural resources on land active in agricultural, forestry, and wildlife related uses. The term includes:

• Technical services provided directly to farmers, ranchers, and other eligible entities, such as conservation planning, technical consultation, and assistance with design and implementation of conservation practices; and

Technical infrastructure, including activities, processes, tools, and agency functions  needed to support delivery of technical services, such as technical standards, resource inventories, training, data, technology, monitoring, and effects analyses. Information regarding technical assistance can be found at:

Technical assistance does not include research.

The total amount of Federal funding the agency expects to award through this announcement is $1,530,000.

This opportunity requires applicants to cost share at least fifty percent (50%) of the total project costs. 

Key Dates

Applications must be received by NRCS by 12:00 PM CST, June 29, 2018.

Applications sent via express mail, overnight courier service, or the United States Postal Service must be sent to the following address: USDA-NRCS, Stephen Musser, 3381, Skyway Drive Auburn Alabama 36830. Applications can also be sent electronically to

The agency expects to make selections by July 13, 2018.


Program Contact

Stephen Musser

Assistant State Conservationist, Programs

3381 Skyway Drive

Auburn Alabama 36830


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