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NV CARES Inventory and Distribution System for Nevada Agricultural Produce and Products Grant

Grants to Nevada Nonprofits, For-Profits, Individuals, and IHEs
to Increase Access to Food During the Coronavirus Crisis

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA)

Deadline Date:

07/31/20 5:00 PM PDT

Description:

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Grants to Nevada nonprofit and for-profit organizations, individuals, IHEs, and other groups to mitigate the negative effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to increase food access and address food and agriculture distribution challenges resulting from the pandemic. Grants will support projects that develop and implement an inventory and distribution system for regionally produced agricultural products. Projects that impact multiple Nevada agricultural businesses and can demonstrate long-term sustainability will be given priority.

Applications must demonstrate that they can achieve the following project priorities: 

  • Increase access to Nevada and regional agricultural products (food products will be given priority)
  • Benefit Nevada agricultural producers
  • Facilitate aggregation and delivery options for products
  • Provide training to system users to increase participation
  • Provide for farm inventory data to be uploaded and easily updated
  • Provide for on-line ordering of products
  • Provide for the distribution of products using appropriate food safety measures.

Eligible expenses:

  • Hiring personnel to manage and implement key objectives of the project
  • Purchasing a digital system that is effective for inventorying and placing orders of Nevada and regional agricultural products
  • Purchasing or leasing refrigerated vehicles or storage areas to support the distribution of products
  • Purchasing supplies necessary for implementing key project objectives
  • System marketing and promotion

 Allowable administrative expenditures include:

  • Personnel
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Contracts (pre-approved by NDA)
  • Equipment
  • Indirect Costs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 191396

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$750,000

Term of Contract:

Funds must be expended by December 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All entities, organizations, or individuals are eligible to apply. Poor performance from previous NDA grant awards or contracts may also impact eligibility. Additional eligibility information includes the following:
- Applications will be accepted from non-profits, tribal organizations, minority groups, disadvantaged farmers, agricultural associations, industry groups, community-based organizations, individual producers, and academia.
- Any individual/organization that has been disbarred or had funding revoked with any state/federal entity will not be considered.
- Entities that have been established for a minimum of 3 years will be given priority
- For any programming or IT services, the selected contractor must have at least 3 years of experience providing similar services
- For any contract services, contracts must be pre-reviewed and approved by NDA.
- Sub-grantees will provide monthly updates involving project progress, unless required on a more frequent basis, on a template established by NDA.

Organizations or individuals that are suspended or debarred cannot apply for or be paid from the NDA during the period of the suspension or debarment. Applicants with ongoing non-compliances or that are in default with the state will not be awarded grant funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. PDT on July 31, 2020.

Questions regarding the application may be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit questions and email completed applications to NVtrade@agri.nv.gov.

Nevada Dept. of Agriculture
405 South 21st St.
Sparks, NV 89431

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