Kentucky NRCS Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Reserve Easement (ACEP WRE) Acquisition Services Agreement

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
May 28th, 2024
Close Date
June 28th, 2024
Total Funding
$5,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$5,000,000.00
Award Floor
$100,000.00
Expected No. Awards
5
Opportunity No.
USDA-NRCS-KY-ACEP-24-NOFO0001367

Agency

Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)

Eligible Applicants

Small Businesses

Funding Category

Natural Resources

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking proposals for the Kentucky NRCS Agricultural Conservation Easement Program - Wetland Reserve Easement (ACEP WRE) Acquisition Services Agreement. This program aims to acquire Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE) and provide funding for the purchase of conservation easements held by NRCS. The proposals should assist with due diligence for acquiring ACEP WRE, including contracting for title exams, updates, and closing services; boundary surveys; appraisals and cultural resource investigations. The cooperative agreements will have a period of performance not exceeding five years. Interested applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by the close date, which is to be determined. For more information and application steps, please refer to the full Notice of Funding Opportunity on Grants.gov.

Description

SUMMARY INFORMATION Federal Awarding Agency Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture – NRCS Notice of Funding Opportunity Title: Kentucky NRCS Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easement (ACEP WRE) Acquisition Services Agreement Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-KY-ACEP- 24-NOFO0001367 Assistance Listing: This program is listed in the Assistance Listings (previously referred to as the Catalog of Federal Financial Assistance) on Sam.gov under 10.931 Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, which can be found at: https://sam.gove/content/home. SAM is a web-based, government-wide application that collects, validates, stores, and disseminates business information about the federal government's trading partners in support of the contract awards, grants, and electronic payment processes. Notice of Funding Opportunity Summary The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking proposals to assist with due diligence for acquiring Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE), including contracting for title exams, updates, and closing services; boundary surveys; appraisals and cultural resource investigations. ACEP WRE provides funding for the purchase of conservation easements held by NRCS, and to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands on eligible land. Proposals are requested for consideration of cooperative agreements with a period of performance not to exceed five years. 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. Key Dates Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on TBD. 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.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant