Conservation Innovation Grants Rhode Island State Program

SUMMARY INFORMATION Federal Awarding Agency Name:
U. S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Notice of Funding Opportunity Title:
Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)

for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2023 – Rhode Island Notice of Funding Opportunity Number:
USDA-NRCS-RI-CIG-23-NOFO0003101 Assistance Listing:
This program is listed in the Assistance Listing numbers (previously referred to as the Catalog of Federal Financial Assistance (CFDA)) on under 1 0. 912, Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

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Notice of Funding Opportunity Summary NRCS is announcing the availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) State Program funding to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.

Applications are accepted from eligible entities (Section C) for projects carried out in the state of Rhode Island.

A total of up to $170,000 is available for the Rhode Island CIG competition in FY 202 3. All non-federal entities (NFE) and individuals are invited to apply, with the sole exception of federal agencies.

Projects may be between one and three years in duration.

The maximum award amount for a single award in FY 2023 is $170,00 0. For new users of, see Section D.

for information about steps required before submitting an application via

Completing all steps required to start an application can take a significant amount of time, plan accordingly.

Key Dates Applicants must submit their applications via by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on June 19, 202 3. For technical issues with, contact Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or

Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding accounts.

For inquiries specific to the content of the NFO requirements, contact the federal awarding agency contact (section G of this NFO).

Please limit questions to those regarding specific information contained in this NFO (such as dates, page numbers, clarification of discrepancies, etc.).

Questions related to eligibility or the merits of a specific proposal will not be addressed.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Rhode Island State CIG website at: to learn more about the CIG program.

The agency anticipates making selections by June 30, 2023 and expects to execute awards by September 15, 202 3. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.

Related Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Department of Agriculture

Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Natural Resources Conservation Service

Estimated Funding: $170,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
All U. S. domestic, non-Federal entities and individuals are eligible to apply for projects carried out in Rhode Island.

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