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USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Monitoring, Assessment and Evaluation (MAE) Opportunity - Due 05/31/24

Opportunity Title:

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) FY24 Monitoring, Assessment and Evaluation (MAE) Opportunity

 

Funder/Agency:

Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA)

 

Opportunity Number:

USDA-FSA-NHQ-CRP-24-NOFO0001333

 

Description:

FSA is announcing the availability of cooperative agreement funding for up to $10 million to monitor, assess, and evaluate conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with the Conservation Reserve Program. Projects are expected to inform policy and/or improve delivery of the Conservation Reserve Program. For 2024, applications will be accepted from eligible entities for projects addressing at least one of the following priorities:

  • Assess CRP’s impact on natural resources such as climate mitigation/adaptation, wildlife habitat, water quality/quantity, and soil health.

  • Evaluate CRP’s role in strengthening farm operations’ viability and resilience.

  • Develop program delivery strategies that improve the CRPs function to support economic growth and stability within rural communities.

  • Identify ways for agricultural producers to monitor conditions on and share lessons learned from enrolled CRP acres.

  • Evaluating and developing strategies of how CRP fits into a larger framework of natural resources management and conservation.

 

Eligibility:

  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

  • County governments

  • State and local governmental entities

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities

  • Native American tribal organizations

  • Nonprofits

  • Private institutions of higher education

  • Small businesses

 

Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

$10,000,000

 

Maximum Award:

$5,000,000

 

Minimum Award:

$500,000

 

Deadline:

Applications Due May 31, 2024

 

 

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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