Conservation Innovation Grants- FY2008-RI

The summary for the Conservation Innovation Grants- FY2008-RI 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 Rhode Island State Office, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Conservation Innovation Grants- FY2008-RI: The purpose of Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) into NRCS technical manuals or guides, or to the private sector. CIG does not fund research projects. Instead, it is a vehicle to stimulate the development and adoption of conservation approaches or technologies that have been studied sufficiently to indicate a high likelihood of success and to be candidates for eventual technology transfer. CIG funds projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects and field demonstrations. NRCS in Rhode Island will accept applications for single or multi-year projects, not to exceed three years, submitted from eligible entities, including Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, State and local governments, and non-governmental organizations and individuals. Applications will only be considered for projects within Rhode Island. Complete applications will be evaluated by a technical peer review panel and scored based on the Criteria for Proposal Evaluation identified in the grant announcement. Rhode Island NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2008 will be approximately $180,000, with individual grants not to exceed $75,000. Funds will be awarded through a statewide competitive grants process. Two categories will be offered for Rhode Island CIG: Natural Resource Concerns and Technology.
Federal Grant Title: Conservation Innovation Grants- FY2008-RI
Federal Agency Name: Rhode Island State Office
Grant Categories: Agriculture Energy Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-RI-08-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.912
CFDA Descriptions: Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Current Application Deadline: Feb 29, 2008
Original Application Deadline: Feb 29, 2008
Posted Date: Jan 29, 2008
Creation Date: Jun 01, 2009
Archive Date: Mar 30, 2008
Total Program Funding: $180,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have 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
http://www.ri.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/cig2008.html
Grant Announcement Contact
Michael Moorman Assistant State Conservationist - Programs Phone 401-822-8820

Michael Moorman [Michael.Moorman@ri.usda.gov]
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