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FY 2023 Equity in Conservation Outreach Cooperative Agreements

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions
  • General Public
  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • Non-profits

Program Purpose:

  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Environmental Clean-up

Reserved for Energy



Natural Resources Conservation Service

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture


The primary goal of this outreach opportunity is for NRCS, in collaboration with partners, to expand conservation assistance to historically underserved producers and underserved communities and to provide opportunities for students to pursue careers in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. Projects should support outreach activities that encourage diverse and inclusive participation in NRCS programs and introduce conservation planning and climate smart practices to protect farmland ecosystems, watersheds, and wildlife habitat in geographical areas of underserved communities ranging from rural agriculture to urban and small acreage producers.

This NFO is being released prior to appropriation and apportionment of funds for fiscal year 2023. Enactment of additional continuing resolutions or an appropriations act may affect the availability or level of funding for this program.

Applicants must submit their applications by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 4/27/2023 in an email sent to sm.fpac.nrcs.dcwa2.opd_applications@usda.gov.


Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Direct Award
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

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