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Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) Pilot Project
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Service Source Final Application Due Date Funding Available Match Required
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition Federal
USDA
09-04-2024 $7.8 M Match Required
  • Service
  • Source
  • Final Application Due Date
  • Funding Available
  • Match Required
Status
  • Past
  • Current
  • Forecasted
  • $75,000
  • $400,000
  • Award Floor
  • Award Ceiling
    • Expected Number of Awards 30
    • Opportunity Type Discretionary
    • CFDA

      10.902 -- Soil and Water Conservation

    Description

    Federal Awarding Agency Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture – U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service – NHQ – Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (OUAIP)

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture – U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service – NHQ – Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (OUAIP) is collaborating with National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through an interagency agreement for implementation of the Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) Pilot Project Cooperative Agreement Program.

    Notice of Funding Opportunity Title: Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) Pilot Project

    Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-NHQ-CFWR-24-NOFO0001412

    Assistance Listing: This program is listed in the Assistance Listings (previously referred to as the Catalog of Federal Financial Assistance) on Sam.gov under 10.935, which can be found at: https://sam.gov/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 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), under OUAIP, is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to host a CFWR pilot project for fiscal year (FY) 2024

    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 September 4, 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 is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvexAMyuY2o.

    The presentation and supporting information are posted in the “Related Documents” tab of this opportunity. The recorded webinar is also available on https://www.usda.gov/topics/urban/coop-agreements.

    The agency anticipates making selections by November 2024 and expects to execute awards by January 2025. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.

    Federal Funding Floor and Ceiling Amounts

    The estimated funding floor for this opportunity is $75,000, and the estimated funding ceiling is $400,000. The funding floor means the minimum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. The funding 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 Training

    The 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).

    Eligibility
    • IHE
    • Local Government
    • Non-Profit
    • Other
    • State Government
    • Tribal Government
    Key Date(s)
    • June 09, 2024: Posted Date
    • June 12, 2024: Last Updated Date
    • September 04, 2024: Current Closing Date for Applications
    • September 04, 2024: Application Due Date
    • October 04, 2024: Application Archive Date
    Contact Information

    Jose Berna

    Grants Specialist

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