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Agriculture, Sustainability

Equity in Conservation Outreach Cooperative Agreements

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. In this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO), NRCS requests proposals addressing priority areas listed under “Program Description” in this NFO (see section A).

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.


Eligible applicants include:
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal governments (State recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Native American tribal organizations
Conservation Districts
Nonprofits that do and do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private nonprofit institutions of higher education

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