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USDA/NRCS Conservation Collaboration Cooperative Program 2023 – Montana


The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing potential availability of cooperative agreements for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration and developing state‐ and community‐level conservation leadership.

Donor Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service

States: Montana

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 04/27/2023

Size of the Grant: $5,000,000

Grant Duration: 5 years


The purpose of the Montana Partners for Conservation is to leverage NRCS and partner resources to:

  • Improve soil health.
  • Improve habitat for wildlife, with a specific focus on the rangelands and grasslands of Montana.
  • Improve water quality/quantity.
  • Improve the environmental and economic performance of working agricultural lands.
  • Assist communities and groups to build and strengthen local food projects that provide healthy food and economic opportunities.

Emphasis will be placed on projects that:

  • Build technical capacity to implement Farm Bill Conservation Programs, including Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry practices.
  • Build technical capacity of NRCS and partner field conservation employees.
  • Build the capacity of local partners to develop and implement effective projects.
  • Leverage non‐Federal and non‐government resources to achieve positive natural resources conservation outcomes.
  • Support the NRCS in understanding outcomes associated with their conservation actions.
  • Build and support urban and community agriculture in Montana. Proposed projects must be performed in Montana.

Funding Information

  • Award Ceiling: $5,000,000
  • Award Floor: $50,000
  • Projects may be between 1 and 5 years in duration.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility for this opportunity is limited to the following entity types:
    • City or township governments
    • County governments
    • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
    • 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)
    • Private institutions of higher education
    • Public and State‐controlled institutions of higher education
    • Special district governments
    • State governments.

For more information, visit Grants.gov.

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