Utah Conservation Innovation Grant Fiscal Year 2012

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Utah Conservation Innovation Grant Fiscal Year 2012: Utah division of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture, accepting applications for projects in Utah qualifying for funding under the Conservation Innovation Grant Program (CIG). NRCS anticipates that the total amount available for support of this program in FY 2012 will be approximately $300,000.00. Applications are requested from eligible governmental or non-governmental organizations or individuals for competitive consideration of grant awards for projects between 1 and 3 years in duration. Government funding may not exceed $75,000.00 for any single project.The purpose of the CIG program 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 policy, technical manuals, guides, and references or to the private sector. CIG DOES NOT FUND RESEARCH PROJECTS. Projects intended to formulate hypothesis do not qualify. The purpose of the CIG program 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 policy, technical manuals, guides, and references or to the private sector. CIG DOES NOT FUND RESEARCH PROJECTS. PROJECTS INTENDED TO FORMULATE HYPOTHESIS DO NOT QUALIFY. CIG is to apply proven technology which has been shown to work previously. 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 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: Utah Conservation Innovation Grant Fiscal Year 2012
Federal Agency Name: Utah State Office
Grant Categories: Agriculture Energy Environment Food and Nutrition Information and Statistics Natural Resources Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CIG-USDA-NRCS-UTAH-FY12
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.912
CFDA Descriptions: Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Current Application Deadline: Apr 10, 2012
Original Application Deadline: Apr 10, 2012
Posted Date: Mar 08, 2012
Creation Date: Mar 08, 2012
Archive Date: May 10, 2012
Total Program Funding: $300,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $5,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Nutrient Management, Energy Conservation , Soil Health, Wildlife, CIG Projects Assessment, Productivity and Environmental Health of Pastureland or Rangeland, Ecosystems Markets, Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture, Air Quality and Atmospheric Resource, and Sustainable and Organic Agriculture
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Individuals - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Non-Governmental Organizations
Grant Announcement Contact
Pamela Harvey Grants and Agreements Speciali Phone 801-524-4580

Utah NRCS Administrative Contact [pam.harvey@ut.usda.gov]
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