United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - Vermont
06/29/21 11:59 PM EST
Grants to Vermont non-federal entities and individuals for the development and application of innovative environmental conservation strategies related to agricultural production. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to enable both private and public entities to adopt and transfer promising technologies that address pressing concerns in natural resources conservation.
The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies 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) to agricultural producers, into government technical manuals and guides, or to the private sector. CIG generally funds pilot projects, field demonstrations, and on-farm conservation research. On-farm conservation research is defined as an investigation conducted to answer a specific applied conservation question using a statistically valid design while employing farm-scale equipment on farms, ranches or private forest lands.
CIG funds the development and field testing, on-farm research and demonstration, evaluation, or implementation of:
Projects or activities under CIG must comply with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws and regulations throughout the duration of the project; and
Technologies and approaches that are eligible for funding in a project’s geographic area using an EQIP contract for an established conservation practice standard are ineligible for CIG funding, except where the use of those technologies and approaches demonstrates clear innovation.
CIG Priorities for FY 2021:
1. Water Quality Priority: The objective of this priority is to implement new technologies, methods or market-based approaches to maintain, restore, or enhance water quality resources associated with agricultural and/or forest land uses while sustaining productivity.
2. Soil Health Priority: The objective of this priority is to implement new technologies, methods or market-based approaches to maintain, restore, or enhance soil resources associated with agricultural and/or forest land uses while sustaining productivity.
3. Forestry and Wildlife Habitat: The objective of this priority is to implement new technologies, methods or market-based approaches for environmentally sound wildlife habitat and/or livestock management while sustaining agricultural and/or forest productivity.
GrantWatch ID#: 181282
Expected Number of Awards: 5
- Award Ceiling: $175,000
- Award Floor: $10,000
Projects may be between 1 and 3 years in duration. Applicants should plan their projects based on an estimated project start date of September 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact one of the following individuals with the NFO number in the subject line:
Administrative Contact (Primary Contact)
Name: Shynika Loften
Grants Management Specialist
FPAC Business Center
Mailing Address: 355 E. Street SW, Suite 11-147B, Washington, DC
Phone Number: (202) 572-5851
Email: email@example.com with a copy to FPAC.BC.GAD@USDA.GOV
Agronomist - Vermont NRCS
Phone: 802-951-6796 x240
State Resource Conservationist - Vermont NRCS
Phone: 802-951-6796 X-244
For assistance with the registration process, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
356 Mountain View Drive, Suite 105
Colchester, VT 05446
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