Conservation Innovation Grants
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Due to the holiday on May 27, 2013.
The deadline for CIG applications is being extended until May 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm.
CIG is a voluntary program that uses Environmental Quality Incentives Program funds to award competitive resource conservation grants to non-Federal governmental or non-governmental organizations, Tribes, or individuals from Pennsylvania. It does not fund research projects. Instead, it is a vehicle to stimulate the development and adoption of conservation approaches or technologies that have been studied sufficiently to indicate a likelihood of success and to be candidates for eventual technology transfer.
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Pennsylvania Component
For Fiscal Year 2013, NRCS in Pennsylvania will offer a CIG State Component. NRCS is looking for innovative on-the-ground conservation projects, including demonstrations and pilot projects. Eligible applicants may also apply for the National CIG component (see link below) but can only receive funds from one of the components. Grants funded through the Pennsylvania NRCS CIG will not receive more than $75,000.
Selected applicants may receive up to 50 percent of their total project cost and at least 50 percent of the total project cost must come from non-federal matching funds (cash and in-kind contributions) provided by the grantee.
State CIG 2013 Announcement for Program Funding (PDF, 700KB)
The following is a list of FORMS needed to signup for CIG.
National CIG Component
Grants Awarded in Pennsylvania (PDF, 72KB)
Phone: (717) 237-2173