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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


Frequently Asked Questions

FY 2016 CIG FAQs (PDF, 79 KB)

Webinar Presentation for Potential Applicants

Below is the link for the “Question and Answer” webinar hosted by NRCS from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 21, 2016. NRCS designed the webinar to answer applicants’ questions about the Fiscal Year 2017 Announcement for Program Funding. Covered topics included the CIG process, application submission, grants and agreement process and deadlines.

Potential Applicants can listen to the webinar:

Webinar Presentation Slides: FY 2016 CIG AFP Webinar Presentation (PDF, 1 MB)
Potential Applicants may listen to webinar:
Webinar Transcripts: FY 2016 CIG AFP Webinar Transcript (PDF, 54 KB)
Webinar Questions and Answers: FY 2016 CIG Webinar Questions and Answers (PDF, 60 KB)

Presentation on Successful Grant Writing

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

Application Forms

Application Forms - Click link to access the following forms.                                                         

SF-424   -- Application for Federal Assistance
SF-424A -- Budget Information-Non-Construction Programs
SF-424B -- Assurance-Non Construction Programs

Website Links


Grant Regulations

2 CFR Part 200
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

Program Contact
Melleny Cotton, CIG Program Analyst (202) 720-7412


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