New Mexico Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) FY14

The summary for the New Mexico Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) FY14 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.
New Mexico Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) FY14: The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), New Mexico State Office, hereby announces availability of the NRCS CIG FY14 funding up to $100,000 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. NM NRCS FY14 CIG will fund single and multi-year projects, not to exceed 3 years (anticipated project start date of September 1, 2014). Funds will be awarded through a nationwide competitive grants process. The maximum award amount for any project will not exceed $75,000 in FY 2014.C. Matching Funds RequirementsSelected applicants may receive CIG grants of up to 50 percent of their total project cost not to exceed $75,000. CIG recipients must match the USDA funds awarded on a dollar-for-dollar basis from non-Federal sources with cash and in-kind contributions. Of the applicant’s required match (at least 50 percent of the total project budget), the contribution from cash sources must be at least 50% of the federal request; the remainder may come from in-kind contributions.The limit on in-kind contributions does not apply to projects carried out by a Beginning Farmer or Rancher, Limited Resource Farmer or Rancher, Federally recognized Indian Tribes, members of Federally recognized Indian Tribes, or a community-based organization comprised of or representing them. Instead, the contribution from cash sources must be at least 25% of the federal request; the remainder may come from in-kind contributions. This exception is intended to help these individuals and entities meet the statutory requirements for receiving a CIG.
Federal Grant Title: New Mexico Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) FY14
Federal Agency Name: New Mexico State Office
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-NM-14-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.912
CFDA Descriptions: Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Current Application Deadline: May 30, 2014
Original Application Deadline: May 30, 2014
Posted Date: Feb 19, 2014
Creation Date: Feb 19, 2014
Archive Date: Jun 29, 2014
Total Program Funding: $100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
In accordance with the Agricultural Act of 2014, the USDA NRCS New Mexico will consider proposals that demonstrate the use of innovative technologies and/or approaches to address at least one bulleted topic listed below. 1. Plant Community Health (improvements via underutilized technologies such as Prescribed Burning, riparian or wetland restoration) 2. Water Conservation (achieved via improvements in irrigated agriculture or under utilize ranch management techniques) 3. Drought Flexibility: Livestock grazing or irrigated agriculture related production practices that facilitate agricultural production in drought conditions If proposals clearly tied to one or more of the preceding resource concerns are not received, or NRCS NM determines that proposals received are inconsistent with current NRCS NM priorities, projects associated with one or more of the other Resource Concerns identified in NRCS policy will be considered. A complete list of NRCS resource concerns is available at the following link:
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
A. Applicant Eligibility
CIG applicants must be a Federally recognized Indian Tribe, State or local unit of government, non-governmental organization, or individual.
Grant Announcement Contact
Steven Alves Contracting Officer Phone 5057614484

New Mexico State Office 505-761-4412
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