**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

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.

This a noncompetitive NFO restricted to the eligible applicants listed in section C.1. NRCS has determined that noncompetitive awards under this NFO are in the best interest of the Government and necessary to accomplishing the goals of the program to provide outreach and technical assistance to historically underserved producers and underserved communities.

Application Deadline: April 27, 2023 by 11:59 pm Eastern Time