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Maryland Funding Opportunity Announcement - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberUSDA-NRCS-MD-CTA-19-GEN0010337
Opportunity TitleMaryland Funding Opportunity Announcement
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Post DateJuly 15, 2019 (Monday)
Last Updated DateJuly 15, 2019 (Monday)
Close DateAugust 13, 2019 (Tuesday)
Award Amount$50,000 - $300,000 (total funding : $300,000)

Funding Detail Description

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking proposals for cooperative agreements to help address Maryland’s most pressing natural resource concerns. Up to $300,000 in funding will be made available statewide. NRCS will select proposals that leverage USDA and partner resources to effectively implement projects. Successful proposals will address at least one of the following: • Increase the number of applications for USDA NRCS Agriculture Conservation Easement Program – Wetlands Reserve Easements • Provide in stream monitoring for assessing changes in the surface water quality in response to the implementation of conservation practices in the Catoctin Creek watershed in Frederick County, MD. • Provide direct technical services to assist producers in planning and/or implementing conservation practices throughout Maryland. • Develop the tools, technologies, and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands in Maryland and develop market-based solutions to resource challenges. • Conduct an economic analysis on high priority best management practices in Maryland such as nutrient management, manure storage, animal mortality, cover crop, heavy use area protection (HUAPS) and others. • Provide professional training sessions for partner employees on topics related to conservation planning and agriculture. Work with NRCS to ensure the courses align with the Certified Planner curriculum. • Provide training and expert guidance on irrigation system planning, design (including but not limited to micro irrigation), and Irrigation Water Management (IWM) Plan development.

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameNatural Resources Conservation Service
Important Dates
Post DateJuly 15, 2019 (Monday)
Close DateAugust 13, 2019 (Tuesday)
Last Updated DateJuly 15, 2019 (Monday)
Archive DateSeptember 12, 2019 (Thursday)
Awards Detail
Award Floor$50,000
Award Ceiling$300,000
Estimated Total Program Funding$300,000
Expected Number Of Awards3
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 10.902 - Soil and Water Conservation

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Natural Resources

Category Explanation

  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • Others

Additional Information on Eligibility

  • Applicants and applications must meet eligibility criteria by the application deadline to be considered for award. Eligible applicant type is determined by the implementing program statute. This opportunity is open to all domestic applicants.

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactRamon Ortiz
ASTC Management and Strategy
Phone 443-482-2962
Emailramon.ortiz@usda.gov
(ASTC Management and Strategy)