Notice of Funding Opportunity Summary The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing potential availability of cooperative conservation agreements for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural
resource issues, encouraging collaboration and developing state- and community-level conservation leadership.
Proposals will be accepted for projects located in the state of Wisconsin.
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 proposals will be eliminated from competition, and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant.
For new users of Grants.gov, see Section D.
1. 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 July 3, 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.
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 July 15, 2022 and expects to execute awards by September 30, 202 2. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.
Federal Funding Floor and Ceiling Amounts The estimated funding floor for this opportunity is $100,000 and the estimated funding ceiling is $2,000,00 0. 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.
These numbers refer to the total agreement amount, not any specific budget period.
Federal Financial Assistance Training The funding available through this NFO is Federal financial assistance.
Grants 101 Training is highly recommended for those seeking knowledge about Federal financial assistance.
The training is free and available to the public via https://www.cfo.gov/grants-training/.
It consists of five modules covering each of the following topics:
1) laws, regulations, and guidance; 2) financial assistance mechanisms; 3) uniform guidance administrative requirements; 4) cost principles; and 5) risk management and single audit.
FPAC agencies also apply Federal financial assistance regulations to certain non-assistance awards (e.g., non-assistance cooperative agreements).