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Minnesota (MN) Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Grant(s) Notice of Funding Opportunity

ID: USDA-NRCS-MN-MULTI-24-NOFO0001323 • Type: Posted

Description

Notice of Funding Opportunity Summary

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) is being released prior to appropriation and/or apportionment of funds for fiscal year 2024. Enactment of additional continuing resolutions or an appropriations act may affect the availability or level of funding for this program.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States

Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing availability of grant agreements for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration, and developing State and community level conservation leadership in Minnesota.

Proposals are requested from eligible applicants identified in Section C.1 of this document for competitive consideration of grant agreement awards for projects up to three years in duration. Proposed projects must be performed in Minnesota for the initiatives and activities identified in Section A of this document. NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in fiscal year 2024 may be up to $5,000,000. 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. of the full Notice of Funding Opportunity 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 April 29, 2024 (60-day advertisement). For technical issues with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov. 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 1, 2024, and expects to execute awards by September 15, 2024. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.

Background
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing availability of grant agreements for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration, and developing State and community level conservation leadership in Minnesota.

Grant Details
Proposals are requested from eligible applicants identified in Section C.1 of this document for competitive consideration of grant agreement awards for projects up to three years in duration. Proposed projects must be performed in Minnesota for the initiatives and activities identified in Section A of this document. NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in fiscal year 2024 may be up to $5,000,000. This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions for projects.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants are those identified in Section C.1 of the document. Proposals will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice.

Period of Performance
The agency anticipates making selections by June 1, 2024, and expects to execute awards by September 15, 2024. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.

Grant Value
NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in fiscal year 2024 may be up to $5,000,000.

Place of Performance
Proposed projects must be performed in Minnesota for the initiatives and activities identified in Section A of this document.

Overview

Category of Funding
Agriculture
Environment
Natural Resources
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/1/24 Natural Resources Conservation Service posted grant opportunity USDA-NRCS-MN-MULTI-24-NOFO0001323 for Minnesota (MN) Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Grant(s) Notice of Funding Opportunity with funding of $5.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 10.902 Soil and Water Conservation. It is expected that 4 total grants will be made worth between $100,000 and $1.0 million.

Timing

Posted Date
March 1, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
April 29, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 5 Days
Closing Date Explanation
Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
Last Updated
March 1, 2024, 9:47 p.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
May 29, 2024

Eligibility

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

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$1,000,000
Floor
$100,000
Estimated Program Funding
$5,000,000
Estimated Number of Grants
4

Contacts

Contact
Shynika E Loften Grants Specialist
Email Description
If you have any questions related to preparing application content.
Contact Phone
(202) 572-5851
Additional Information
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