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Kansas Conservation Collaboration Grants or Agreements

Fiscal Year 2020 CCGA Announcement (PDF; 265 KB)
CCGA Fact Sheet (PDF; 193 KB)

Due Date: 11:59 pm Eastern Time, May 31, 2020

Grant Announcement and forms are available on Grants.gov.
Opportunity Number is USDA-NRCS-KS-CCGA-20-GEN0010791

Funding Opportunity Announcement Summary

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing the potential availability of grants and agreements in Kansas for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration and developing state and community level conservation leadership. A total of up to $4 million is available for FY 2020 for projects as identified in Section A of the Full Announcement in the Related Documents tab of this opportunity.

Proposals are requested from city or township governments, county governments, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), nonprofit organizations, other than institutions of higher education, public and state-controlled institutions of higher education, special district governments, and state governments for competitive consideration of grant or agreement awards for projects between 1 and 3 years in duration.

The purpose of Conservation Outreach Grants or Agreements is to leverage NRCS and partner resources to assist historically underserved farmers and ranchers and assist farmers and ranchers to improve, restore or maintain natural resources that:

  1. Improve soil health.
  2. Improve water quality.
  3. Provide habitat for local wildlife species of concern.
  4. Improve the environmental and economic performance of working agricultural lands.
  5. Assist communities and groups to build and strengthen local food projects that provide healthy food and economic opportunities.

Emphasis will be placed on projects that:

  1. Build technical capacity to implement Farm Bill Conservation Programs.
  2. Build technical capacity of NRCS and partner field conservation employees.
  3. Build the capacity of local partners to develop and implement effective projects.
  4. Leverage non-Federal resources to achieve positive natural resources conservation outcomes.

Submission and Contact Information

Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time May 31, 2020. For technical issues with Grants.gov, please contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov. Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding Grants.gov accounts. Proposals in possession of Kansas NRCS will be scored as they are received and, if eligible, added to a ranking list of projects for funding consideration. The State Conservationist will make the final selection.

Contact Information

Gaye Benfer
gaye.benfer@usda.gov
785-823-4508