Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) - State Component

Idaho NRCS Offered $150,000 for Conservation Innovation Grants in FY 2014

The FY 2014 Idaho Conservation Innovation Grants application period is as follows:

Funds will be awarded through a two-phase, statewide competitive process. The first phase includes submitting a pre-proposal application.  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, 2014, and if requested, a full application must be submitted to the Idaho NRCS State Office by 4 p.m. MST, on June 6, 2014.

Selected projects may lead to the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.

Idaho's five general categories for 2014 are:

  • Soil Health
  • Nutrient management;
  • Energy;
  • Wildlife; and
  • Additional resource concerns.

The complete list of categories and subtopics can be found in Section D of the Idaho CIG Grant Announcement.  Those projects which address subtopics identified with "Priority Need" will receive higher ranking for selection.  Applicants are encouraged to completely read and understand the requirements for application for this grant, as described in the FY 2014 Idaho CIG Grant Announcement.

FY 2014 Idaho Grant Pre-proposal and Application Materials

All OMB Standard Forms (SF) and other forms necessary for CIG submission are available at: National NRCS CIG Webpage.

The Idaho CIG State Component RFP can also be found on the Federal Grants website.

Funded CIG Projects 

FY 2012
FY 2011
FY 2010
FY 2009
FY 2008
FY 2007
FY 2006

For More Information

For more information please see the National NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants webpage, read the information in the files listed above, or contact one of the NRCS personnel listed below.


Forms and How to Apply Questions:

Chris Catherman, Grants and Agreements Specialist
Phone: (208) 685-6982

Technical and Program Questions:

Denise Adkins, Resource Conservationist for Technical Resources
Phone (208) 685-6991