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Funding Opportunity | Enhanced or Accelerated Implementation of the Key Conservation Objectives

SUMMARY INFORMATION 
 
Federal Awarding Agency Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 
 
Funding Opportunity Title: Enhanced or Accelerated Implementation of the Key Conservation Objectives. 
 
Announcement Type: Initial 
 
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-AL-MULTI-19-GEN0010289 
 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 
CFDA 10.069 - Conservation Reserve Program (CRP): Food Security Act of 1985, as amended, Section 1231, 16 U.S.C 3831-3835a.  
CFDA 10.902 - Soil and Water Conservation (CTA): Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, Public Law 74-76, N/A Stat. N/A, 16 U.S.C 590 a-f.  
CFDA 10.912 - Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP): This program is authorized by Chapter 4 of Subtitle D of Title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985  
(16 USC 3839aa et seq.), effective February 7, 2014., Executive Order Executive Order, Title XII, Part Subtitle D, Public Law 99- 198, 16 U.S.C 3830.  
CFDA 10.924- Conservation Stewardship Program (CStP) - Food Security Act of 1985, Public Law 106-224, NA Stat. NA, 16 U.S.C 3839-21 et seq. 
CFDA 10.931- Agriculture Conservation Easement Program - (ACEP) 16 USC 3865 et seq. ALE/WRE): Food Security Act of 1985, Title XII, Part Subtitle D, Section 1237, Public Law 99-198. 16 USC 3865 et seq.)
CFDA 10.072 - Wetland Reserve Program (WRP): 16 U.S.C. 3837-3837f
 
Funding Opportunity Announcement Summary: 
 
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 multi-year 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, or 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: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/cta/‚Äč
  • Technical assistance does not include research.
Key Dates: 
Applications must be received by NRCS by 12:00 p.m. CST, Friday, July 19, 2019. The agency expects to make selections by July 29, 2019. 
Federal Funding Floor and Ceiling Amounts: 
The funding floor for this announcement $20,000, and the funding ceiling is $1,488,400.  The funding floor means the minimum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded.  The ceiling is the maximum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. 
 
Federal Awarding Agency Contact(s):
For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact one of the following individuals:Administrative Contact
 
Administrative Contact
Michele Devaney, Grants Management Specialist
USDA-NRCS  
Mailing Address: 125 S. State St., Room 4010, Salt Lake City, UT 84138 Phone Number: (801) 524-4587 
Email: michele.devaney@usda.gov 
 
Program Contact 
Name: Steve Musser, ASTC-Programs 
USDA-NRCS 
Mailing Address:  3381Skyway Drive, Auburn, AL  36830-6443 
Phone Number: 334-887-4503 
Email: steve.musser@usda.gov 
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