Applicants and applications must meet eligibility criteria by the application deadline to be considered for award. Eligible applicant type is determined by the implementing program statute. Eligibility for this opportunity is limited to the following entity types:
a. An agricultural or silvicultural producer association or other group of producers;
b. A State or unit of local government, including a conservation district;
c. An Indian Tribe;
d. A farmer cooperative;
e. An institution of higher education;
f. A water district, irrigation district, acequia, rural water district or association, or other organization with specific water delivery authority to producers on agricultural land;
g. A municipal water or wastewater treatment entity;
h. An organization or entity with an established history of working cooperatively with producers on agricultural land, as determined by the Secretary, to address - i. Local conservation priorities related to agricultural production, wildlife habitat development, and NIPF management; or ii. Critical watershed-scale soil erosion, water quality, sediment reduction, or other natural resource concerns; or
i. An eligible entity as identified by NRCS pursuant to 7 C.F.R. part 1468.
An applicant organization may submit more than one application for different projects or that propose different approaches. In the case of applications submitted as revisions or corrections to a previously submitted application under this NFO, the agency will consider the last application submitted prior to the established deadline.