The new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities opportunity will finance pilot projects that create market opportunities for U.S. agricultural and products that use climate-smart practices and include innovative, cost-effective ways to measure and verify greenhouse gas benefits. USDA is now accepting project applications for fiscal year 2022. For this grant, key evaluation criteria include greenhouse gas (GHG) and/or carbon sequestration improvements.
What does that mean for producers and businesses who wish to participate?
It means that grant proposals utilizing our products can meet the funding objectives. Our products can facilitate pilot projects to provide incentives to producers and landowners to:
- Implement climate-smart production practices, activities, and systems on working lands.
- Measure/quantify, monitor and verify the carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) benefits associated with those practices.
- Develop markets and promote the resulting climate-smart commodities.
Our GreenFeed system will allow you to monitor and verify ruminant greenhouse gases from a wide variety of management applications. We offer systems that accommodate weaned calves, any cattle breeds, and small ruminants. Our system collects stress free emission measurements of methane, carbon dioxide and optionally oxygen and hydrogen in research and production environments.
Applying for the Grant
The opportunity is available to producers and companies of all sizes across the United States. (Primary applicant/recipient must be an entity, not an individual.)
Step 1. Obtain a DUNS Number
Step 2. Register with the System Award Management (SAM)
Access https://www.sam.gov and complete the online registration process. You also need the authorizing official of the organization to send a notarized letter to SAM and an EIN.
Step 3. Register with grants.gov
April 8, 2022 – First funding pool proposals are of $5 million to $100 million and should include large-scale pilot projects that emphasize the greenhouse gas benefits of climate-smart commodity production.
May 27, 2022 – Second funding pool proposals are of $250,000 to $4,999,999 are limited to particularly innovative pilot projects. These projects should place an emphasis on: Enrollment of small and/or underserved producers, and/or monitoring, reporting and verification activities developed at minority-serving institutions.
Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.