For Applicants

Sample Documents

The sample documents provided below are to assist applicants in developing the project description and budget presentation for the CIG application.  These samples are provided as guides, they are not required formats; they simply show how budget information can be presented.  Please carefully read the first page of each document for further details about budget format.

Project Description

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Frequently Asked Questions

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FY 2014 CIG FAQs (PDF, 66KB)

Applicants who chose to submit their FY 2014 full proposal package to should have received a confirmation of receipt shortly after sending their submission. If you have not received an email confirmation, please verify that the package was sent to the correct email address and/or contact immediately.  Questions regarding FY 2014 full proposal submissions must be received before May 5, 2014.

April 10, 2014 Webinar Presentation for FY 2014 Full Application Invitees

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FY 2014 CIG APF Full Proposal Presentation Slides (PDF, 740 KB)

FY 2014 CIG APF Full  Proposal Webinar Recording (2 Hour Play Time)

FY 2014 CIG Announcement for Program Funding (PDF, 211 KB)

Environmental Compliance at NRCS (Scroll to Bottom for Environmental Liaison Directory)

Presentation on Successful Grant Writing

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Do's and Don'ts of Grant Writing - Gladys Gary Vaughn, USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (PDF, 204 KB)

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Family and Small Farm Resources

USDA Grant Writing Webinar Series in Partnership with Stakeholders

Application Forms

Application Forms - Click link to access the following forms.                                                         
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  • SF-424   -- Application for Federal Assistance

  • SF-424A -- Budget Information-Non-Construction Programs

  • SF-424B -- Assurance-Non Construction Programs

Website Links

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Grant Regulations

Part 3015—Uniform Federal Assistance Regulations - 7 CFR Part 3015

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Part 3016—Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments - 7 CFR Part 3016

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Part 3019—Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and other Non-Profit Organizations - 7 CFR Part 3019
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Other Resources

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