Conservation Innovation Grants
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CIG is a voluntary program that uses Environmental Quality Incentives (EQIP) 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
For Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, 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 2016 will be up to $150,000. Individual grants funded through the Pennsylvania (PA) 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 2016 Announcement for Program Funding (PDF, 193KB)
The following is a list of forms:
National CIG Component
Grants Awarded in Pennsylvania (PDF, 360KB)
Phone: (717) 237-2173