SC Conservation Innovation Grants
CIG is a voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production. Under CIG, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funds are used to award competitive grants to non-Federal entities.
CIG enables NRCS to work with other public and private entities to accelerate technology transfer and adoption of promising technologies and approaches to address some of the nation's most pressing natural resource concerns. CIG will benefit agricultural producers by providing more options for environmental enhancement and compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations. NRCS administers the CIG program which requires a 50-50 match between the agency and the applicant. CIG is offered as both a nationwide and a state program:
- The CIG State Component offers eligible entities the opportunity to apply for grants up to $75,000. This competition is limited to applications for projects within the state of South Carolina.
South Carolina applicants can apply to the National program, the State program, or both programs.
South Carolina State CIG Application Package Materials
If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please contact Sabrenna Bryant at 803-765-5419.
The following documents require Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word
2014 SC State Component of CIG (Application) (DOCX; 71 KB)
Standard Form 424 (PDF; 154 KB)
Instructions for Standard Form 424 (PDF; 33 KB)
Standard Form 424A (PDF; 56 KB)
Supplemental SF 424A Instructions (PDF; 17 KB)
Example of a completed SF 424A (PDF; 127 KB)
Standard Form 424B (PDF; 82 KB)
DUNS Number Application Information (PDF; 23 KB)
For more information, please visit National CIG Homepage
Evelyn Whitesides, SC State Resource Conservationist