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Conservation Innovation Grants

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Applications must be received in the Pennsylvania NRCS State Office by
4 p.m. EST on June 24, 2014.

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 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 (FY) 2014, NRCS in Pennsylvania is offering a CIG State Component. NRCS is looking for innovative on-the-ground conservation projects, including demonstrations and pilot projects.

NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2014 will be up to $150,000. Individual grants funded through the Pennsylvania NRCS CIG will not receive more than $50,000. 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.

Applicants who have submitted to the National CIG component can submit a proposal for the State CIG; however, the application will only be funded from one of the two components (National or PA CIG).
 

State CIG 2014 Announcement for Program Funding (PDF, 1.8MB)

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