Funding Opportunity Summary The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) delivers conservation solutions so agricultural producers can protect natural resources and feed a growing world.
NRCS provides leadership and funding to ensure that all programs and services are made accessible to all
customers, fairly and equitably, with emphasis on reaching historically underserved farmers and ranchers.
The goal of this funding opportunity is for NRCS, in collaboration with a diverse set of partners, including historically underserved farmers and ranchers and their organizations, to expand the delivery of conservation technical assistance to support grazing planning and conservation practice implementation and monitoring, conferences and other education, demonstrations, producer networks, workforce training, research and outreach projects to improve agricultural resilience.
The anticipated amount for cooperative agreements under this request for applications (RFA) is approximately $12 million in fiscal year (FY) 202 2. Funding for the Conservation Technical Assistance:
Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) Cooperative Agreements is supported by FY 2022 GLCI.
GLCI also provides support to NRCS for grazing technical assistance to producers, as well as the National Grazing Lands Coalition to help state grazing coalitions form and persist with participation from historically underserved producers, to host a Triennial National Grazing Lands Conference, and to act as navigators for grazers seeking additional resources.
Key Dates Applicants must submit their applications through Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m.
eastern time on 09/22/202 2. 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.
Limit questions to those regarding specific information contained in this RFA (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 10/20/2022 and expects to execute awards by 11/17/202 2. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.
Note that completing all steps required to apply for a Federal award can take some time; the table below represents a general outline of how long applicants should allow for each part of this process.
Required Action Timing Obtain a TIN/EIN from the IRS --- Up to 35 days Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number --- 1-2 business days Register with SAM.gov --- 7-10 business days Register with Grants.gov, add a profile, and authorize an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) --- Up to 14 days Submit GLCI application in Grants.gov --- 09/22/2022 Applicants notified of selection or non-selection --- 10/20/2022 Awards executed --- 11/17/2022