The overall intent of this solicitation is to solicit partnerships to help provide outreach and education on USDA-NRCS programs in Alabama.
Utilize Outreach efforts to increase participation in NRCS programs and services by socially disadvantaged, limited resource, women, veterans and beginning farmers and ranchers in Alabama through the following methods listed below:
- Conducting Conferences, Joint USDA Outreach meetings, Annie’s Project, Women in Ag Conference, Farmers Cooperatives Workshops utilizing planning, and promotional techniques
- Helping landowners navigate heir’s property and land retention issues and other barriers that could impede participation in USDA programs through virtual and inperson workshops
- Host multi-county Conservation Events, Regional Summit, Conservation Demonstration Tours Rural Farmers Market in targeted counties utilizing news articles, social media, and other media outlets to promote the events
- Establishment, maintenance, and distribution of local produce from community gardens for targeted audiences to increase access to fresh produce (including veterans, women, seniors, youth, and historically underserved groups) while increasing awareness of the benefits within the younger population
- Engage youth and community stakeholders in the implementation of a walking trail and wetland park within a defined geographic area
- Establishment of urban gardens and walking trails to facilitate rehabilitation of their veteran’s population to promote healthier lifestyles while promoting urban gardening
- Establishment of demo research plots to enhance targeted audiences’ knowledge of “Best Management Practices” relating to vegetable production, Summer/Winter Grass Forages and Beef Cattle production
- The total amount of Federal funding the agency expects to award through this opportunity is $600,000.00.
- Projects may be between 1 and 5 years in duration.
- The agency expects to make 15 award(s).
- The estimated funding floor for this opportunity is $5,000.00 and the estimated funding ceiling is $50,000.00.
Eligibility for this opportunity is limited to the following entity types.
- City or township governments
- County governments
- Independent school districts
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Private institutions of higher education
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- Special district governments
- State governments
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332853