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Conservation Innovation Grant Application Package 2009

Conservation Innovation Grants Application Package - 2009

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Commodity Credit Corporation

 ACTION: NOTICE

Conservation Innovation Grants Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Announcement for Program Funding (APF)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 10.912

 SUMMARY: Arkansas Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) requests applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies within the state of Arkansas. NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2009 will be approximately $338,215. Funds will be awarded through a statewide competitive grants process.

There are two CIG categories available in FY 2009: Natural Resource Concerns Category and Technology Category.. 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. This notice identifies the objectives for CIG projects, the eligibility criteria for projects, and provides the associated instructions needed to apply to CIG.

DATES: Applications must be received in the Arkansas NRCS State Office by 4:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT), on May 1, 2009

ADDRESSES: The address for hand-delivered applications or applications submitted using express mail or overnight courier service is: USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service, Conservation Innovation Grants Program, Room 5301 Federal Building, 700 West Capital Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas. Contact phone number for hand-delivered applications is 501-301-3164.

Applications sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be sent to the following address: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Conservation Innovation Grants Program, Room 3416 Federal Building, 700 West Capital Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201.

For more information contact:

Dennis Mobley State CIG Program Coordinator USDA-NRCS Room 3416 Federal Building 700 West Capital Avenue Little Rock, Arkansas 501-301-3164
 

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