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Maine Natural Resources Conservation Service General Agreements for Assistance

Type: Posted • Opportunity: USDA-NRCS-ME-TAA-24-NOFO0001362


Notice of Funding Opportunity Summary

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing the potential availability of funding for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources to encourage collaboration with partners in conducting outreach and providing strategic conservation delivery assistance that enhances the ability of the agency to support conservation. The overall intent of this solicitation is to solicit partnerships to help enhance the implementation of key conservation objectives and priorities outlined in this announcement. Proposals will be accepted from eligible entities for outreach and technical assistance in Maine. NRCS anticipates the total amount awarded under this announcement in Federal fiscal year 2024 will be approximately $500,000. Proposals are requested from eligible entities for competitive consideration of agreement awards and projects between

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Key Dates

Applicants must submit their applications via by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on April 19, 2024. For technical issues with, contact Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding accounts.

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The agency anticipates making selections by May 10, 2024 and expects to execute awards by September 6, 2024. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.


Category of Funding
Natural Resources
Funding Instruments
Grant Category
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
On 4/3/24 Natural Resources Conservation Service posted grant opportunity USDA-NRCS-ME-TAA-24-NOFO0001362 for Maine Natural Resources Conservation Service General Agreements for Assistance with funding of $500,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 10.902 Soil and Water Conservation. It is expected that 5 total grants will be made worth between $25,000 and $250,000.


Posted Date
April 3, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
June 2, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 50 Days
Closing Date Explanation
Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
Last Updated
April 3, 2024, 11:12 a.m. EDT
Archive Date
July 2, 2024


Eligible Applicants
Independent school districts
State governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
County governments
Special district governments
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Small businesses
City or township governments

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