Conservation Innovative Grant (CIG) New Mexico

The summary for the Conservation Innovative Grant (CIG) New Mexico 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 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 New Mexico State Office, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Conservation Innovative Grant (CIG) New Mexico: 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 (such as market-based systems) into NRCS technical manuals, guides, and references, 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 likelihood of success and to be candidates for eventual technology transfer or institutionalization. CIG funds projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects and field demonstrations.For the purposes of CIG, the proposed innovative project or activity must encompass the development and field testing, evaluation, and implementation of: Conservation adoption incentive systems, including market-based systems; or, ; Promising conservation technologies, practices, systems, procedures, or approaches. To be given priority consideration, the innovative project or activity:; Will have been studied sufficiently to indicate a good probability for success; Demonstrates, tests, evaluates, and verifies environmental (soil, water, air, plants, and animal) effectiveness, utility, affordability, and usability in the field; Adapts conservation technologies, practices, systems, procedures, approaches, and incentive systems to improve performance, and encourage adoption; Introduces conservation systems, approaches, and procedures from another geographic area or agricultural sector; and; Adapts conservation technology, management, or incentive systems to improve performance.Applications must demonstrate the use of innovative technologies or approaches, or both, to address a natural resource concern or concerns. The four natural resource concerns for possible funding through Conservation Innovation Grants for fiscal year 2007 are: Water Resources; Soil Resources; Atmospheric Resources; and Grazing Land and Forest Health. This Category also includes proposals that focus on Market Based Approaches to address any or all of these five resource concern areas.
Federal Grant Title: Conservation Innovative Grant (CIG) New Mexico
Federal Agency Name: New Mexico State Office
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-NM-07-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.912
CFDA Descriptions: Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Jun 01, 2007
Posted Date: Apr 19, 2007
Creation Date: Apr 19, 2007
Archive Date: Jul 01, 2007
Total Program Funding: $300,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
City or township governments Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Small businesses Individuals State governments County governments Special district governments For profit organizations other than small businesses
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Joseph Grainey
Contract Specialist
Phone 505-761-4412
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