Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’s Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Classic Program for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2021

NRCS is announcing the availability of up to $15 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) funding to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production.

CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer

of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) to agricultural producers, into technical manuals and guides, or to the private sector.

Projects may be between 1 and 3 years in duration.

A webinar for CIG Classic applicants is scheduled for June 8, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Eastern Time.

Information on how to participate in the webinar will be posted to the CIG Applicant website.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the CIG website to learn more about the CIG program.

Questions about this announcement can be directed to:

A “Frequently Asked Question” document based on questions submitted during the webinar or submitted to the Federal awarding agency contact will be posted on at least 2 weeks before the proposal due date.

See the notice of funding opportunity (NFO) under the Related Documents Tab for further details regarding eligibility information, application and submission information, application review information, etc.
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Department of Agriculture

Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Natural Resources Conservation Service

Estimated Funding: $15,000,000

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
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Additional Information of Eligibility:
All U.S.-based non-Federal entities (NFE) and individuals, with the exception of Federal agencies, are eligible to apply for projects carried out in the United States.

“U.S.-based” includes any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands), and the Pacific Islands Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).

Full Opportunity Web Address:
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