2011 Washington State NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Announcement

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Federal Grant Title: 2011 Washington State NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Announcement
Federal Agency Name: Washington State Office
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-WA-11-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.912
CFDA Descriptions: Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Current Application Deadline: May 31, 2011
Original Application Deadline: May 30, 2011
Posted Date: Apr 11, 2011
Creation Date: Apr 13, 2011
Archive Date: Jun 29, 2011
Total Program Funding: $150,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Grant Description
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Applications are accepted from within Washington State. NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2011 will be approximately $150,000.00. Funds will be awarded through a statewide competitive grants process. Applications are requested from eligible governmental or non-governmental organizations or individuals for competitive consideration of grant awards for projects between 1 and 3 years in duration. The full announcement identifies the objectives for CIG projects, the eligibility criteria for projects, application procedures, and grant award criteria for proposed projects.NRCS will accept applications for single or multi-year projects, not to exceed three years, submitted to NRCS from eligible entities, including Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, State and local units of government, and nongovernmental organizations and individuals. Applications will only be accepted for projects that will take place in Washington State.Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) was authorized as part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) [16 U.S.C. 3839aa-8] under Section 2509 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-246). The Secretary of Agriculture delegated the authority for the administration of EQIP and CIG to the Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), who is vice president of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). EQIP is funded and administered by NRCS under the authorities of the CCC.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible entities include Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, State and Local governments, and non-governmental organziations and individuals.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.wa.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/cig/fy11/index.html
Grant Announcement Contact
Amy Smith Contract Specialist Phone 509-323-2925

Email [amy.smith2@wa.usda.gov]
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