Conservation Innovative Grants

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 6, 2014 (Friday)
Award AmountUp to $ 75,000
Category of Funding ActivityAgriculture
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Individuals
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses

Program Description

The Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. This notice announces the availability of up to $150,000 for support of this program in FY 2014. These funds are in addition to up to $25 million dollars of funds that may be available through the national CIG grants program. Applications are requested from eligible governmental or non-governmental organizations or individuals for competitive consideration of grant awards for projects between 1 and 3 years in duration. Grants to eligible entities and individuals may not exceed a maximum of $75,000 each. This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions for CIG projects.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberUSDA-NRCS-ID-14-10
Funding Opportunity TitleConservation Innovative Grants
Opportunity CategoryAgriculture
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards6
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateMarch 26, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateJune 6, 2014 (Friday)
***Pre-proposals must be received at the Idaho NRCS State Office by 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST), on April 25, 2014. Full Applications: Project pre-proposal applicants selected for funding consideration by Idaho NRCS will be notified by May 9
Application Archive DateJuly 6, 2014 (Sunday)
Total Program Funding$ 150,000
Award AmountUp to $ 75,000
CFDA Number
  • 10.912 - Environmental Quality Incentives Program
  • 000000

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Individuals
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Program Information WebsiteNRCS Idaho Website-CIG
ContactOffice: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Address: Idaho State Office
Christine Catherman
Grants & Agreements Specialist
Phone 208-685-6982
work email

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