Texas NRCS Urban and Rural Conservation Project

Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
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USDA-NRCS-TX-URCP-20-GEN0010730

SUMMARY INFORMATIONFederal Awarding Agency Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Texas State OfficeFunding Opportunity Title: Texas NRCS Urban and Rural Conservation Project (TURCP)Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-TX-URCP-20-GEN0010730Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 10.902Funding Opportunity Announcement SummaryThe NRCS Texas State Office, an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture(USDA), is seeking support from and opportunities to partner with likeminded natural resource conservation partners. The overall intent of this notice is to solicit partnerships with all entities except schools to help enhance the implementation of key conservation objectives and priorities outlined further in this document.Texas NRCS is a federal agency that works hand-in-hand with the people of Texas for the purpose of helping bring about the conservation and sustainable use of land. The NRCS Texas Urban and Rural Conservation Project (TURCP) is an effort to challenge entities to establish vegetable and fruit gardens, rainwater harvesting systems, pollinator habitat and high tunnels across Texas. The simple act of planting a garden can help unite neighbors in a common effort and inspire locally led solutions to challenges facing our state. Challenges that can be addressed with locally led solutions can be diverse in both urban and rural settings. Addressing hunger with a garden can bring communities together and initiate other positive outcomes for people. Pollinator habitat planned with urban and rural gardens can provide an increase in harvest potential while providing food and habitat for declining insect communities in Texas.The NRCS Texas Urban and Rural Conservation Project will provide technical and financial assistance to entities to establish or improve gardens for food production, rainwater harvesting systems, gardens or habitat for attracting and maintaining pollinators like monarch butterflies and the establishment of high tunnels to extend the growing season of fruits and vegetables.d, water, wildlife, and related resources.Proposals will be accepted for projects located in Texas. NRCS anticipates that the total amount awarded under this announcement in Federal fiscal year 2020 will be approximately $350,000. This opportunity is open to all entities except schools for competitive consideration of cooperative agreement awards for one year in duration.Key DatesApplication Period: March 25, 2020 through May 29, 2020Deadline for Submitting Questions: April 30, 2020Responses to Questions will be posted by May 10, 2020Due Date: 11:59 pm Eastern Time (CST) on May 29, 2020Anticipated Selection Date: June 22, 2020Anticipated Agreement Execution Date: September 01, 2020Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern time. For technical issues with Grants.gov, please contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518- 4726 or support@grants.gov. Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding Grants.gov accounts.Address to Request Application PackageAll standard forms necessary for this opportunity announcement are included in the Grants.gov opportunity package. Applicants may request paper copies of materials by contacting Bertha T. Venegas at 830 249-3508 extension 103, or by written request via email at bertha.venegas@usda.gov.
Categories: Natural Resources.

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Posted on:

Application Deadline:

Expired

Type

Prizes & contests

Reference Number

USDA-NRCS-TX-URCP-20-GEN0010730

United States