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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

Domes capturing gases from cow manure that was just spread on a corn fieldFor 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.

Form Number

Form Information

Form Description

File  Size Location (website)

 SF-424

      54KB

 Grants.gov

 Application for Federal Assistance

 

      113KB

 

 Instructions for the SF-424

 SF-424A

      53KB

 Grants.gov

 Budget Information - Non Construction Programs

 

      1.33MB

 

 SF-424A Sample

 

      28KB

 

 Supplemental SF 424A Instructions

 SF-424B

      37KB

 

 Assurances - Non Construction Programs

 SF-425

      54KB

 Whitehouse.gov

 Federal Financial Report

 SF-425

      30KB

 Whitehouse.gov

 Federal Financial Report Instructions

 

      39KB

 

 Proposal Package Checklist

 

      21KB

 

 Project Summary template

 

      17KB

 

 Quarterly Progress Report Template form

 

      27KB

 

 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) - Final Project   
 Reports Guidance

National CIG Component
Grants Awarded in Pennsylvania (PDF, 72KB)

Contact

Noel Soto
Phone: (717) 237-2173
Email: noel.soto@pa.usda.gov