United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Alaska
05/15/20 5:00 PM ADT Receipt
Grants to Alaska organizations, individuals, tribes, and local and state governments for activities to promote conservation efforts on agricultural lands. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. The purpose of the grant program 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 NRCS 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 2020:
For more details about program priorities, see pages 4-5 of the Full Announcement document in Attached Files below.
GrantWatch ID#: 188648
The funding floor for a single award is $6,000 and the funding ceiling for a single award is $445,000.
Projects may be between one and three years in duration.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Assistant State Conservationist (Programs)
USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service
800 E. Palmer-Wasilla Highway, Suite 100
Palmer, Alaska 99645
Phone: (907) 761-7757
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