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Arkansas Technical Assistance Projects Supporting Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Implementation

Open Date:

1/31/2024

Close Date:

4/1/2024

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • Private Sector

Program Purpose:

  • Technical Assistance

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Upcoming Milestones:

Bureau/Office:

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Overview

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) is being released prior to appropriation and/or apportionment of funds for fiscal year 2024. Enactment of additional continuing resolutions or an appropriations act may affect the availability or level of funding for this program.

The Arkansas NRCS 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 solicitation is to solicit partnerships to provide technical services to support implementation of NRCS authorities under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that address the key conservation objectives described further in this document.

All technical assistance projects funded through this opportunity must be in direct support and alignment with the NRCS objectives and policies relative to the IRA funding. The IRA provides an additional $19.5 billion over five years to support USDA’s conservation programs that will help farmers and ranchers implement expanded conservation practices that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase storage of carbon in their soil and trees. More information can be found at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/about/priorities/inflation-reduction-act. Projects funded through this opportunity are intended to support delivery and implementation of IRA through technical assistance only and are not intended to provide direct financial assistance to producers.

All applicants must demonstrate an established history of working cooperatively with producers in Arkansas, on agricultural land, to address local conservation priorities. All applicants must be capable of providing support in the State of Arkansas, projects are to be carried out within Arkansas. NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this opportunity will be approximately $3,800,000.

This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions. Applications will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice. Incomplete and/or noncompliant applications will be eliminated from competition and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant. The Arkansas State Conservationist reserves the right not to fund any or all applications. NRCS will accept applications under this notice for single or multiyear applications submitted by eligible entities.

For new users of Grants.gov, see Section D. of the full Notice of Funding Opportunity for information about steps required before submitting an application via Grants.gov.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Total Amount Available:
$3800000.00
Limit per Applicant:
$3,000,000
Estimated Awards:
15

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Email here for questions preparing the application.

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