Mississippi Conservation Innovation Grants

The summary for the Mississippi Conservation Innovation Grants 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 Mississippi State Office, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Mississippi Conservation Innovation Grants: The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging 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 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 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. Funds will be awarded through a statewide competitive grants process. There are two CIG components available in FY 2006: Natural Resource Concerns Component, and Technology Component. NRCS will accept applications for single- or multi-year projects, not to exceed three years, submitted to NRCS from eligible entities, including Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, State and local governments, and non-governmental organizations and individuals. Applications are accepted from all 50 States, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), and the Pacific Basin Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands); however, projects in this State component must be within the boundary of the State of Mississippi. Complete applications will be evaluated by the State Technical Committee and scored based on the Criteria for Proposal Evaluation identified in this Announcement of Program Funding (APF). The State Technical Committee will make recommendations for project approval to the State Conservationist, who will make final award selections. For more information on the program, please contact: Teresah Caire, CIG Program Specialist, (601) 965-4139, ext. 253 or Teresah.Caire@ms.usda.gov.
Federal Grant Title: Mississippi Conservation Innovation Grants
Federal Agency Name: Mississippi State Office
Grant Categories: Agriculture Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NRCS-MS-06-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.912
CFDA Descriptions: Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Apr 19, 2006
Posted Date: Feb 21, 2006
Creation Date: Feb 21, 2006
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Private institutions of higher education Small businesses For profit organizations other than small businesses Individuals Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Special district governments Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) State governments County governments City or township governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Faith Miller
Contract Specialist
Phone 601-965-4981 faith.miller@ms.usda.gov none
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