Funding Opportunities

2022 Soil Science Collaborative Research Proposals

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337972

Agency Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Description:

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing the potential availability of funding for agreements for the purposes of:

•           Promoting research collaboration between the NRCS Soil and Plant Science Division (SPSD) and university cooperators on significant national issues;

•           Providing technology transfer and training for NRCS staff;

•           Assisting in training of students in soil science and related fields.

Proposals must be for projects based in the United States and its territories and possessions and focus on the priorities described in Section A of this notice. Research proposals are sought. NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2022 will be up to $1,500,000.00. Eligibility is limited to institutions of higher education in the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) network (http://www.cesu.psu.edu/). Proposals are requested for competitive consideration of awards for projects 2-3 years in duration.

The agency anticipates making selections by June 1, 2022 and expects to execute awards by August 15, 2022. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.

 

Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on April 12, 2022. 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. 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.

Link to Additional Information: See Related Documents
Grantor Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Aileen Anderson Grants Management Specialist

If you have any questions related to preparing application content.

Conservation Planning and Technical Service Provider (TSP) Training Development

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337962

Agency Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Description:

US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is looking for a partner to develop multiple training courses for employees, partners, and technical service providers on topics associated with our conservation planning such as in the areas of economics, practice standards, conservation activities and others. The vision for these courses is that they would be online training developed in a format compatible with our AgLearn Learning Management System, would be 508 compliant, and include an exam to measure learner knowledge. NRCS will supply subject matter experts working with an interested Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) network partner who will provide training development resources. Together we will create the elements related to course objectives, learning outcomes and course content. All courses developed will be the property of USDA, NRCS who will be provided the course in its final form along with all supporting materials including but not limited to files, documents, and videos in editable formats.

 

The development timeline of these trainings will be staggered within a three-year agreement following a priority list of training topics. These courses may be added to the list of required courses for our conservation planner and/or technical service provider program certification. Funding available would be through a contribution agreement and is only being offered to institutions of higher education associated with the CESU network. Information on the CESU network can be accessed at http://www.cesu.psu.edu/.

 

Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on April 11, 2022. 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.

 

The agency anticipates making selections by May 6, 2022 and expects to execute awards by June 17, 2022. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.

Link to Additional Information: See Related Documents
Grantor Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Aileen Anderson Grants Management Specialist

If you have any questions related to preparing application content.