Federal Awarding Agency Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) – Pacific Islands Area (PIA) Notice of Funding Opportunity Title: Pacific Islands Area Fiscal Year 2022 Conservation Solutions Through Strategic Partnerships Notice of Funding Opportunity Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-HI-22-NOFO0001171 Assistance Listing: This program is listed in the Assistance Listings on Sam.gov under: 10.902 Soil and Water Conservation (CTA) 10.912 Environmental Quality Incentives Program 10.917 Agricultural Management Assistance 10.924 Conservation Stewardship Program SAM is a web-based, government-wide application that collects, validates, stores, and disseminates business information about the federal government's trading partners in support of the contract awards, grants, and electronic payment processes. 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 2022. 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 seeking proposals from parties and potential partners to execute conservation solutions in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Key conservation priorities are outlined in Section A. Proposals will be accepted from non-profit organizations having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education), nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education), state or territorial governments, city governments, county governments, public and state-controlled institutions of higher education, and private institutions of higher learning. NRCS anticipates that the total amount awarded under this announcement in Federal fiscal year 2022 will be approximately $1,000,000.00. NRCS will accept applications under this notice for single year or multi-year proposals, not to exceed five (5) years. This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions for projects as well as the evaluation criteria (see Section E) that will be used to evaluate proposals. 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. 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 May 27, 2022. For technical issues with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518- 4726 or email@example.com. 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. A webinar for applicants is scheduled for April 19, 2022, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Information on how to participate in the webinar will be posted to posted to the NRCS PIA website (https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/events/pia/newsroom/events/?eventDate=3-2021) but is also provided below. Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 202-650-0123,,121353846# United States, Washington DC Phone Conference ID: 121 353 846# Find a local number Learn More Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact Karl Mikasa at 808-447-3121 or Karl.Mikasa@usda.gov 48 hours in advance of the meeting. The agency anticipates making selections by July 1, 2022, and expects to execute awards by September 15, 2022. These dates are estimates and are subject to change. Federal Funding Floor and Ceiling Amounts The estimated funding floor for this opportunity is $60,000.00, and the estimated funding ceiling is $500,000.00. 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).
Categories: Natural Resources.
Categories: Natural Resources.