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Funding opportunity available for Maine museum

Contribution agreement available for USDA-NRCS-ME-18-02: ‘Outreach and Education for Watershed Health in Maine’

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BANGOR, Maine (June 14, 2018) – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing availability of a $50,000 contribution agreement (USDA-NRCS-ME-18-02) for a museum in Maine to provide outreach and education about Watershed Health (and its accompanying resource concerns) to school-aged visitors in a setting that integrates STEM education principles.

This opportunity requires applicants to cost share at least fifty percent of total project costs. 

The outreach should be primarily in the form of a physical exhibit that: explains the importance of watershed health; has visual and physical characteristics that allow children (from pre-school to middle school) to understand why watershed health is important; and promote practices to protect a watershed. 

The ideal applicants will be a museum that is a member of the Association of Children’s Museums, geographically located to be accessible to students and families throughout the state, and willing to host NRCS specialists for at least four outreach sessions throughout the agreement.

Applicants and applications must meet eligibility criteria by the application deadline to be considered for award. The deadline for submission is June 28, 2018.


For more information contact Technical Contact Thomas Kielbasa at (207) 990-9569.



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USDA-NRCS-ME-18-02 Notice of Funding Opportunity

Instructions for Completing the SF 424, SF 424A, and Budget Narrative

SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance

SF-424A Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs

SF-424B Assurances - Non-Construction Programs

AD-3031 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants

Certification Regarding Lobbying


Additional information:

The funding from this contribution agreement should not preclude the applicant from receiving other federal funds, however the applicant's matching funds for this agreement may not be from a federal source.