Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)

The summary for the Conservation Innovation Grants (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 Grants (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 Grants (CIG)
Federal Agency Name: USDA NRCS MSD Ft Worth Office
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-LA-15-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.912
CFDA Descriptions: Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Current Application Deadline: Jun 12, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Jun 12, 2015
Posted Date: May 1, 2015
Creation Date: Apr 2, 2015
Archive Date: Jul 12, 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
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
CIG applicants must be a federally recognized Indian Tribe, state or local unit of government, non-governmental organization, or individual.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
CIG Funding Opportunity Information
Grant Announcement Contact
John Pitre State Resource Conservationist USDA- National Resources Conservation Service 3737 Government Street Alexandria, LA 71302 Phone: (318) 473-7774
USDA/NRCS LA POC

USDA-NRCS-MSD-Ft Worth Office 817-509-3505
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