Deadlines and process...
Applicants may submit an application at any time during the year. Applications will be ranked at periodic intervals during the year. Applications that miss the current ranking cut-off date will be held and processed at the end of the next application ranking cut-off date, regardless of whether the cut-off date occurs in the current fiscal year or the subsequent fiscal year.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Variable, no specified time. Approval will depend on volume of applications received and available funds.
Potential applicants must submit documents to the appropriate local NRCS or Conservation District office. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
Any participant shall have the right to appeal final adverse or potentially adverse decisions made by NRCS.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Contracts that are scheduled for less than 10 years may be extended up to the ten-year contract limit, in order for the participant to complete the practices scheduled in the contract. However, the participant must apply all practices within ten years of signing the contract.
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.