Conservation Innovation Grant

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 16, 2014 (Friday)
Award Amount$ 50,000 - $ 200,000
Category of Funding ActivityAgriculture
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having 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 purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches into NRCS policy, technical manuals, guides, and references, or to the private sector. CIG does not fund research projects and projects intended to test hypotheses do not qualify for a CIG award. CIG is used to apply or demonstrate previously proven technology. It is a vehicle to stimulate development and adoption of conservation approaches or technologies that have been studied sufficiently to indicate a high likelihood of success, and that are candidates for eventual technology transfer or institutionalization. CIG promotes sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, and facilities among communities, governments, and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users. CIG funds projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects and field demonstrations. The Kansas NRCS will accept applications under this notice for single or multi-year projects, not to exceed 3 years, submitted by eligible entities from Kansas. Eligible entities include Federally recognized Indian Tribes, State and local units of government, and non-governmental organizations and individuals. Kansas component CIG projects must take place in Kansas; multi-state projects will not be considered. Complete applications will be screened for eligibility determination by appropriate NRCS staff. Applications determined eligible will be evaluated and scored by a subcommittee of the Kansas Technical Committee (KTC). Scored applications will be forwarded to the State Conservationist for final selection and funding decisions.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberUSDA-NRCS-KS-14-01
Funding Opportunity TitleConservation Innovation Grant
Opportunity CategoryAgriculture
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards4
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateMarch 13, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateMay 16, 2014 (Friday)
Application Archive DateJune 15, 2014 (Sunday)
Total Program Funding$ 0
Award Amount$ 50,000 - $ 200,000
CFDA Number
  • 10.912 - Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having 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 WebsiteKansas NRCS Home Page - CIG
ContactOffice: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Address: Kansas State Office
Ron Seibel
Contract Specialist
785-823-4542
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