Pennsylvania NRCS CIG 2015

The summary for the Pennsylvania NRCS CIG 2015 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 Pennsylvania State Office, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Pennsylvania NRCS CIG 2015: 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 technical manuals and guides or to the private sector. CIG is
used to apply or demonstrate previously proven technology in order to increase adoption with an
emphasis on opportunities to scale proven, emerging conservation strategies. 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. CIG does not fund research projects, with the
exception of on-farm conservation research. On-farm conservation research is defined as an
investigation conducted to answer a specified conservation-related question using a statistically
valid design, while employing farm-scale equipment on farm fields. Specifically, a valid study
design will use an appropriate number of replications and statistical analysis of results. To the
extent NRCS funds research projects through CIG, the Agency will only fund research projects
that stimulate innovative approaches to natural resource management in conjunction with
agricultural production.
NRCS will accept proposals under this notice for single or multiyear projects, not to exceed three
years, submitted by eligible entities including Indian Tribes, State and local units of government,
non-governmental organizations, and individuals.
Proposals will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice.
Incomplete and/or noncompliant proposals will be eliminated from competition, and notification
of elimination will be sent to the applicant. Complete proposals received by applicable deadlines
will be evaluated by a technical peer review panel based on the Proposal Evaluation Criteria
identified in the instructions in section V.B.
Considered proposals, along with their associated technical peer review and recommendations
will be forwarded to the State Conservationist who will make the final selections.
Federal Grant Title: Pennsylvania NRCS CIG 2015
Federal Agency Name: Pennsylvania State Office
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDANRCSPA1501
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: Information not provided
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2015
Posted Date: May 13, 2015
Creation Date: May 13, 2015
Archive Date: Jul 15, 2015
Total Program Funding: $150,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $500
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
CIG applicants must be a federally recognized Indian Tribe, State or local unit of government,
non-governmental organization, or an individual.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Pennsylvania NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants
Grant Announcement Contact
Noel Soto Phone: (717) 237-2173
State CIG Program Manager

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