Soil Carbon Monitoring Training and Outreach Agreements
Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
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Notice of Funding Opportunity SummaryNRCS is announcing the availability of four regional funding agreements to provide training and outreach for assessing and monitoring the effects of Climate-smart practices on soil carbon sequestration and the use of a NRCS conservation evaluation and monitoring activity that provides financial assistance to producers for deep core soil organic carbon measurement. For FY 2022 NRCS has made $8 million total available for 4 agreements targeting the Northeast, Southeast, Central, and West regions of the United States; 1 agreement will be awarded in each of the regions. The maximum amount for a single region award in FY 2022 is $2 million and the minimum funding for each award is $1.5 million. The agreement may be 2 to 4 years in duration. Applications will be accepted from eligible entities and must include a strategy to reach equity in historically underserved communities.For new users of Grants.gov, see Section D. for information about steps required before submitting an application via Grants.gov.Key DatesApplicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on November 28, 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.The agency anticipates making selections by January 9, 2023 and expects to execute awards by February 20, 2023. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.