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Notice of Funding Opportunity

USDA-NRCS Seeks Applicants for Partner Forester Agreement

SUMMARY INFORMATION

Federal Awarding Agency Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Funding Opportunity Title: NRCS Partner Forester
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-TN-18-01
Announcement Type: Initial Announcement
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 10.912


Funding Opportunity Announcement Summary

NRCS lacks the total number of staff with forestry expertise required to address the technical assistance needed to fully implement Farm Bill Conservation Programs. Tennessee NRCS has identified the need for forestry technical assistance for timely delivery of USDA Farm Bill Conservation Programs including Conservation Technical Assistance Program, Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), Wetland Reserve Program (WRP), Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and other relevant conservation technical assistance (TA) and conservation financial assistance (FA) programs authorized by the 2014 and subsequent Farm Bills that are of interest to NRCS and to the land managers of the State of Tennessee.
 
This will be a three-year agreement and NRCS has made up to $140,000 available to match a partner at a ratio of not more than 50:50.
 
All parties are eligible to apply. All applications must be received by 5:00pm CDT on Monday, July 30, 2018. Applications must be emailed to matt.walker@tn.usda.gov.
 

Key Dates

  • Applications must be received by 5:00pm CDT on Monday, July 30, 2018.
  • Anticipated selection date is Monday, August 6, 2018.
  • Anticipated agreement execution date is September 10, 2018.

Federal Funding Floor and Ceiling Amounts

The funding floor for this announcement $100,000 and the funding ceiling is $140,000. 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.
 
For full details about this announcement, please click on this link: Notice of Funding Opportunity for NRCS Partner Forester.