Wallace Center’s Farmer Conservation Leader Subaward Program is a competitive subaward program for the Mississippi River Region (HUCs 07 and 08), that aims to address the diverse needs of historically underserved farming communities, center networking and co-learning among subawardees, and resource underserved farmers as conservation leaders. This program will work with an advisory group to support eight to 20 organizations collaborating with underserved farmers on water quality, habitat, or forestry improvements, thus reducing phosphorus and nitrogen loss.
The goals of this subaward program are to:
Proposed activities for this program must fall entirely within the Upper and Lower Mississippi River Region (Gulf drainage portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana).
Given that many application processes offer timelines that reinforce inequities and prevent intentional relationship-building, the Wallace Center is using a multi-phase project design process:
Initial concept phase. Applicants will submit brief concept notes (requirements detailed in Section 4 of the RFA) by May 15, 2023, to be assessed competitively against other applications received by a review panel of project advisors and Wallace Center staff. The review panel will select applicant to move to the next phase and provide feedback to all applicants by June 2023.
Project co-design phase. Applicants selected to move forward will receive initial awards of up to $8,000 to complete the collaborative co-design phase through approximately September 2023 (see RFA for additional details).
Award phase. Applicants will submit finalized implementation workplan, evaluation plan, and communication plan along with requested contractual information and EPA data quality assurance documentation, where required. Contracting is expected to take place between October and December 2023.
Applications may be submitted by the following eligible applicants only: state agencies, interstate agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations, local governments, institutions of higher learning (i.e., colleges and universities), and non-profit organizations as defined in 2 C.F.R. § 200.
March 9, 2023
email@example.com, will respond to questions weekly on a rolling basis. Final questions due by May 8, 2023 at 11:59 PM CT.
March 22, 2023, April 5, 2023, and April 11, 2023. All to include program overview and time for questions. Watch recordings here.
Extended to May 15, 2023, at 11:59 PM CT. The deadline to submit concepts has passed.
No Match Required
$75,000 – $250,000
Please note, proposed activities for Wallace Center’s subaward program must fall entirely within the Upper and Lower Mississippi River Region, highlighted below in yellow (Gulf drainage portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana).