Notice of Funding Opportunity Summary The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is seeking support from natural resource conservation partners to work together to help enhance conservation delivery in the State of Mississippi.
overall intent of this announcement is to solicit partnerships to help enhance the implementation of key conservation objectives and priorities outlined further in this document.
Proposals will be accepted from eligible entities delivering conservation programs and services in Mississippi for competitive consideration of awards for project between one (1) and five (5) years in duration.
NRCS anticipates the amount of funding available for this announcement will be approximately $5,000,000 which may be awarded to multiple recipients.
Proposed projects must be performed in the State of Mississippi.
This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions for projects.
Proposals will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice.
Incomplete and/or noncompliant applications may be eliminated from competition and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant.
The Mississippi State Conservationist reserves the right not to fund any or all applications.
NRCS will accept applications under this notice for single or multiyear applications submitted by eligible entities.
For new users of Grants.gov, see Section D.
for information about steps required before submitting an application via Grants.gov.
Key Dates Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on June 24, 202 3. For technical issues with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding Grants.gov accounts.
For inquiries specific to the content of the NFO requirements, contact the federal awarding agency contact (section G of this NFO).
Please limit questions to those regarding specific information contained in this NFO (such as dates, page numbers, clarification of discrepancies, etc.).
Questions related to eligibility or the merits of a specific proposal will not be addressed.
The agency anticipates making selections by June 30, 2023 and expects to execute awards by September 22, 202 3. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.