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FY 2012 Utah Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) - State Component

FY 2012 Utah Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) - State Component
 


State Grant Component - Utah

2012 Utah CIG Proposals must be submitted in grants.gov or received in the NRCS Utah State Office by 4:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time (MST) on April 10, 2012.

FAXED submittals will not be accepted. 

The intent of the state component of CIG is to provide flexibility to NRCS State Conservationist to target CIG funds to individual producers and organizations that may provide promising innovative approaches and technologies in addressing environmental issues.  Projects must be within Utah and may be area based or state wide in scope.

Applicants submitting proposals for the Utah CIG may request up to, but not exceed $75,000 of matching federal funds. Applicants must provide a project  minimum of at least 50-percent non-federal match of which as much as 25% of the total project may be in-kind and a minimum of 25 percent must be in cash contributions. The proposal must involve NRCS Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)-eligible producers and should demonstrate the use of innovative technologies or approaches to address a natural resource concern in one of the following sub-categories: Nutrient Management, Energy Conservation, Soil Health, Wildlife, CIG Projects Assessment, Productivity and Environmental Health of Pastureland or Rangeland, Ecosystems Markets, Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture, Air Quality and Atmospheric Resource, Sustainable and Organic Agriculture. CIG does not fund research projects. Instead, the program is designed to help in the adoption of measures that have been sufficiently studied to indicate a high likelihood of success.


Where to Apply

2012 Utah CIG Proposals must be submitted in grants.gov or received in the NRCS Utah State Office by 4:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time (MST) on April 10, 2012.

HARD COPY SUBMISSION: Hard copies MUST be accompanied by an electronic copy on a compact disc (CD). Electronic files must be either Microsoft Word or Adobe (pdf) files. Applications submitted via facsimile will not be accepted. The address for hand-delivered applications, applications submitted using express mail or overnight courier service, and for applications sent via the U.S. Postal Service is:

    USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
    Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building
    Conservation Innovation Grants Program
    Grants and Agreements Specialist
    125 South State Street, Room 4010
    Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1100


ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: To submit your application electronically, visit www.grants.gov/applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp
 

Details are provided in the Fiscal Year 2012 Utah Announcement for Program Funding (PDF, 1.63 MB)


Application Materials

The documents below may require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Fiscal Year 2012 Utah Announcement of Program Funding (PDF, 1.63 MB)

Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (PDF, 21 KB)
Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs SF-424A (PDF, 57 KB)
Assurances - Non-Construction Programs SF-424B (PDF, 139 KB)
Budget Information - Construction Programs SF-424C (PDF, 30 KB)
Assurances - Construction Programs SF-424D (PDF, 13 KB)


For More Information, Contact

Elise Boeke, State Resource Conservationist
Phone:  801-524-4562
Email:  Elise Boeke

 

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