Conservation Innovation Grants Fiscal Year 2014 Announcement for Program Funding-Maine

The summary for the Conservation Innovation Grants Fiscal Year 2014 Announcement for Program Funding-Maine 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 NRCS Maine State Office, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Conservation Innovation Grants Fiscal Year 2014 Announcement for Program Funding-Maine: The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches into NRCS policy, technical manuals, guides, and references, or to the private sector. CIG does not fund research projects and projects intended to test hypotheses do not qualify for a CIG award. CIG is used to apply or demonstrate previously proven technology. It is a vehicle to stimulate development and adoption of conservation approaches or technologies that have been studied sufficiently to indicate a high likelihood of success, and that are candidates for eventual technology transfer or institutionalization. CIG promotes sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, and facilities among communities, governments, and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users. CIG funds projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects and field demonstrations.
Federal Grant Title: Conservation Innovation Grants Fiscal Year 2014 Announcement for Program Funding-Maine
Federal Agency Name: NRCS Maine State Office
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-MESO-14-1
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.912
CFDA Descriptions: Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Current Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2014
Posted Date: Feb 13, 2014
Creation Date: Feb 13, 2014
Archive Date: May 1, 2014
Total Program Funding: $250,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches into NRCS policy, technical manuals, guides, and references, or to the private sector. CIG does not fund research projects and projects intended to test hypotheses do not qualify for a CIG award. CIG is used to apply or demonstrate previously proven technology. It is a vehicle to stimulate development and adoption of conservation approaches or technologies that have been studied sufficiently to indicate a high likelihood of success, and that are candidates for eventual technology transfer or institutionalization. CIG promotes sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, and facilities among communities, governments, and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users. CIG funds projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects and field demonstrations.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Individuals
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Small businesses
For profit organizations other than small businesses
County governments
Special district governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
State governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
Beth Chapman Contracting Officer Phone 207-990-9584
Beth.Chapman@me.usda.gov

NRCS-Maine State Office 207-990-9584
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