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USDA IN GEORGIA SEEKS PROPOSALS FROM CONSERVATION MINDED PARTNERS

Contact:
Tansel Hudson
706-546-2097


Release No.: 007.22

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ATHENS, GA, March 16, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is requesting proposals to assist with implementing key priorities in Georgia. Conservation minded organizations, who wish to apply, should demonstrate how they can ensure equity in the delivery and implementation of all NRCS programs and Services; increase assistance for climate-smart agriculture and forestry to support producers in building resiliency across their operations; expand conservation tools and support to address the unique needs of urban farmers and communities nationwide; cultivate a complete and diverse workforce that has the right tools, technologies, and training to uphold the scientific integrity of NRCS; leverage innovative partnerships to expand NRCS’s ability to get conservation on the ground effectively and efficiently across Georgia.

"Making new and developing partnerships is vital to the success of NRCS and all of USDA’s future," said Terrance O. Rudolph, state conservationist for NRCS in Georgia. “It’s through investments like these, that we can provide critical resources to partners, and they can help us be better at providing services to all of our customers and communities.

NRCS in Georgia anticipates funding approximately $600,000 this fiscal year 2022 for projects that address topics such as Soil Health; Urban Agriculture and Conservation Education; Incorporating New Methods/Technologies in Conservation Outreach and Partnerships; Aquatic/Water Quality; Pollinator Habitat Enhancement; as well as Wildlife Habitat Enhancement.

Potential applicants should review the announcement of funding (USDA-NRCS-GA-MULTI-22-NOFO0001143) available at www.grants.gov, which includes application materials and submission procedures. Proposals for this funding announcement are due by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on April 8, 2022. All awards are subject to the availability of funds appropriated by Congress.

For further questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Tansel Hudson at tansel.hudson@usda.gov.

Funding Authority

These announcements are authorized and funded under the Soil and Water Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CStP). For more information on these programs in Georgia, please visit www.ga.nrcs.usda.gov.

Federal Financial Assistance Training

The funding available through this Notice of Funding Opportunity is Federal financial assistance. Grants 101 Training is highly recommended for those seeking knowledge about Federal financial assistance. The training is free and available to the public via https://www.cfo.gov/grants-training/. It consists of five modules covering each of the following topics: 1) laws, regulations, and guidance; 2) financial assistance mechanisms; 3) uniform guidance administrative requirements; 4) cost principles; and 5) risk management and single audit. FPAC agencies also apply Federal financial assistance regulations to certain non-assistance awards (e.g., non-assistance cooperative agreements).