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* 1. Applicant Information

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* 2. Project Title

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* 3. Project Description 
In 50 words or less

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* 4. Total Grant Amount Requested

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* 5. Applicant Eligibility: Are you applying on behalf of a conservation district according to your state’s legislation? 
If you are not applying on behalf of a conservation district, you are not eligible for this grant. 

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* 6. Board Resolution
Upload a resolution adopted by the district board stating in writing that the board has reviewed and approved the proposal and has addressed potential conflicts of interest.

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* 7. Is your district a previous UAC grantee? – 200 word limit
If no, note “Not Applicable”.

If yes, provide a description of the previous grant’s accomplishments and how the project has continued beyond the UAC grant time frame (2020 grantees may only apply if their current projects have concluded and a final report is on file with NACD).

Please also explain how the new activity/service will enhance the initial project, or if the new proposal will begin a separate project. Districts who have previously received two UAC grants are not eligible at this time.

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* 8. Applicant Qualifications - 200 word limit
Describe the conservation district’s experience and expertise in providing technical assistance in urbanized settings, working with non-traditional partners and engaging communities and citizens. If the experience and/or expertise is limited, describe how district board and staff will prepare for the project implementation.

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* 9. District Capacity - 200 word limit
Describe how this project will enhance the district’s ability to provide conservation technical assistance (to urban agriculture) in predominantly developed and developing areas.

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* 10. Detailed Project Description - 1,000 word limit
Describe the community population and location, the potential for community and partners’ support, the urban agriculture conservation assistance needs, and how the project will address those needs. Include the additional benefits of the project such as stormwater infiltration, invasive species management, community engagement, participant business skills, etc.

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* 11. Geographic Focus - 200 word limit
Please describe how your project will address technical assistance in predominantly developed and developing areas. If applicable, please also include any information outreach to underrepresented areas or populations, and how your project may address food insecurity or food sovereignty. 

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* 12. Project Goals and Timeline - 200 word limit
This is a one-year initiative running March 2021 to February 2022. List the specific goals of the project along with the proposed timeline for each.

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* 13. Project Sustainability - 200 word limit
Describe how the project will continue after the NACD UAC grant term has ended. Include any expected contributions by partners to help support ongoing project activities.

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* 14. Project Promotion - 500 word limit
Describe how the project will be showcased at the local, state and national levels. Include how the project can be used to encourage/mentor other districts’ work in urban agriculture conservation. Please also link to any social media accounts you expect to use to promote the project, if not included elsewhere.

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* 15. Project Budget - NACD Grant Funds
Include the total request for each category below, with the total budget not to exceed $50,000, and with percentage limits on the categories noted. Enter a 0 for any category not included in your budget. 

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* 16. Matching Funds
All applicants must commit to a match of 25% of the total budget in funds from non-federal sources. In-kind match and cash are both acceptable. Enter the values of match you expect to contribute in each category below; enter a 0 for any category you won't use for matching funds.

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* 17. Budget Justification – 500 word limit
Provide a detailed description of how the funds will be used, making sure to indicate how the funds will help achieve project goals.

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* 18. Letters of Support
Upload up to 5 letters of support from potential project partners.

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* 19. Letters of Support
Upload up to 5 letters of support from potential project partners.

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* 20. Letters of Support
Upload up to 5 letters of support from potential project partners.

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* 21. Letters of Support
Upload up to 5 letters of support from potential project partners.

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* 22. Letters of Support
Upload up to 5 letters of support from potential project partners.

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