Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 9th, 2024
Close Date
April 9th, 2024
Total Funding
$6,100,000.00
Award Ceiling
$350,000.00
Award Floor
$75,000.00
Opportunity No.
USDA-NRCS-NHQ-UAIP-24-NOFO0001336

Agency

Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)

Eligible Applicants

Nonprofits Without 501(c)(3) Status

Funding Category

Natural Resources

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering grants through the Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants Program. These grants aim to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production. The funding will be used for planning and implementation activities that benefit farmers, gardeners, citizens, government officials, schools, tribal communities, and other stakeholders in areas with limited access to fresh foods. The grants will also support the acceleration of existing and emerging models of urban and innovative agricultural practices. The estimated total program funding is $6,100,000, with individual awards ranging from $75,000 to $350,000. The application deadline is April 9, 2024, and selections are expected to be made by June 30, 2024. For more information and to apply, visit the Grants.gov website.

Description

The primary goal of the UAIP projects is to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production. The UAIP grants being made available for application under this NFO support planning and implementation activities. Planning activities will initiate, develop, or support the efforts of farmers, gardeners, citizens, government officials, schools, members of tribal communities, and other stakeholders in areas where access to fresh foods are limited or unavailable. Implementation activities will accelerate existing and emerging models of urban and/or innovative agricultural practices that serve multiple farmers or gardeners. Innovation may include new and emerging, as well as indigenous or non-traditional agricultural practices.For new users of Grants.gov, see Section D. of the full Notice of Funding Opportunity for information about steps required before applying via Grants.gov.KEY DATESApplicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on April 9, 2024. For technical issues with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov. Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding Grants.gov accounts.For inquiries specific to the content of the NFO requirements, contact the federal awarding agency contact (section G of this NFO). Please limit questions to those regarding specific information contained in this NFO (such as dates, page numbers, clarification of discrepancies, etc.). Questions related to eligibility, or the merits of a specific proposal will not be addressed.A webinar has been pre-recorded and the presentation and supporting information, the recording can be found at this link https://youtube/IhLfF2b6DMg. The recorded webinar can also be found in the “Related Documents” tab of this opportunity and in the program website.The agency anticipates making selections by June 30, 2024, and expects to execute awards by September 30, 2024. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.Federal Funding Floor and Ceiling AmountsThe estimated funding floor for this opportunity is $75,000 and the estimated funding ceiling is $350,000. The funding floor means the minimum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. The ceiling is the maximum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. These numbers refer to the total agreement amount, not any specific budget period.Federal Financial Assistance TrainingThe funding available through this NFO is Federal financial assistance. Grants 101 Training is highly recommended for those seeking knowledge about Federal financial assistance. The training is free and available to the public via https://www.cfo.gov/resources/federal-financial-assistance-training/.It consists of five modules covering each of the following topics: 1) laws, regulations, and guidance; 2) financial assistance mechanisms; 3) uniform guidance administrative requirements; 4) cost principles; and 5) risk management and single audit. FPAC agencies also apply Federal financial assistance regulations to certain non-assistance awards (e.g., non-assistance cooperative agreements).

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