Conservation Innovation Grants
The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) into NRCS technical manuals, guides, and references or to the private sector. CIG does not fund research projects. 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 or institutionalization. CIG funds projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects and field demonstrations.
Highlights and Announcements
The deadline to submit the Pacific Islands Area CIG Proposals for FY 14 has yet to be determined. Additional information concerning this program is available on the NRCS National Website. CIG proposals will be posted to www.grants.gov once the application process is opened.
Pacific Islands Competition
Up to $263,000 is available for proposals addressing one or more of the CIG natural resource concern. Natural resource concerns include water, soil, atmosphere, grazing land, forest health, energy conservation and renewable energy and wildlife habitat.
Grant Application Materials
All OMB standard forms (SF) necessary for CIG submission are available on the following OMB website:
Rules, Notices, and Additional Information
Pacific Islands Area Projects
Pacific Islands Area CIG Contacts:
Phone: (808) 541-2600 x 132