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CIG 2013

Conservation Innovation Grants - North Dakota

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) was authorized as part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), under section 2509 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill).

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 funds are used to award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or non-governmental organizations, Tribes, or individuals.

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 environment enhancement and compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations. NRCS administers CIG.  The CIG requires a 50-50 match between the agency and the applicant. Selected projects may receive grants up to 50 percent of the total project cost. Applicants must provide non-Federal funding for at least 50 percent of the project cost.

Conservation Innovation Grants in 2013

North Dakota will offer the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) State Component in fiscal year 2013.

All OMB standard forms (SF) necessary for CIG submission are available on the following OMB website:

Rules, Notices, and Additional Information

The following documents may require Acrobat Reader.

Final Rule - Published 1/11/05  (PDF; 43 KB)
Interim Final Rule with Request for Comments - Published 3/29/2004  (PDF; 64 KB)
Key Points  (PDF; 48 KB)
Program Description  (PDF; 51 KB)
Questions and Answers  (PDF; 49 KB)

Fact Sheet  (PDF; 40KB)
CIG Announcement Notice  (PDF; 175KB)
Direct Link to Grant Opportunity on

Program Contacts

Todd A. Schwagler
State Resource Conservationist
Phone: 701-530-84

Rodney S. Dahl
Appeals Specialist
Phone: 701-530-2032

Archived CIG Information