Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG)

The summary for the Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the USDA NRCS MSD Ft Worth Office, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG): The Louisiana NRCS requests applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Louisiana NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 will be $150,000. Funds will be awarded through a statewide competitive grants process. Projects must begin implementation within 12 months of the grant award and must be completed within 36 months of the grant award. Applications will be accepted from eligible individuals and entities including Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, State and local governments, and non-governmental organizations. This notice identifies the Louisiana program objectives and eligibility criteria for projects, and provides the associated instructions needed to apply to CIG.
Federal Grant Title: Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG)
Federal Agency Name: USDA NRCS MSD Ft Worth Office (USDA-NRCS-FTWO)
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-CIG-LA-15-01
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.912
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 12th, 2015
Original Application Deadline: June 12th, 2015
Posted Date: April 15th, 2015
Creation Date: April 15th, 2015
Archive Date: July 12th, 2015
Total Program Funding: $150,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: April 15th, 2015
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
State governments County governments City or township governments Special district governments Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Private institutions of higher education Individuals For profit organizations other than small businesses Small businesses
Link to Full Grant Announcement
NRCS LA Agency Contact
Grant Announcement Contact

John Pitre
State Resource Conservationist
USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service
3737 Government St.
Alexandria, LA 71302
Phone: (318) 473-7774
E-mail: john.pitre@la.usda.gov

NRCS LA Agency Contact
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