Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 – OHIO

Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
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USDA-NRCS-OH-CIG-20-GEN0010762

Summary Information Federal Awarding Agency Name: U.S. Department Of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Funding Opportunity Title: Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 – OHIO Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-OH-CIG-20-GEN0010762 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.912, Environmental Quality Incentives Program NRCS is announcing the availability of CIG to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Applications are accepted from eligible entities for projects carried out in the state of Ohio. A total of up to $300,000 is available for the Ohio CIG competition in FY 2020. All non-federal entities (NFE) and individuals are invited to apply, with the sole exception of federal agencies. Projects may be between one and three years in duration. The maximum award amount for a single award in FY 2020 is $150,000. APPLICATIONS DUE DATE: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on May 15, 2020. SUBMISSIONS: Applications must be submitted electronically through grants.gov. In addition, a PDF of the complete application must be emailed to cheryl.rice@usda.gov. 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 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. FOR MORE INFORMATION: A webinar for CIG applicants is scheduled for Wednesday April 8, 2020 at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Information on how to participate in the webinar will be posted to the Ohio State CIG website. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Ohio State CIG website to learn more about the CIG program. Questions about this announcement can be directed to : Cheryl.rice@usda.gov or 614-255-2565.
Categories: Environment, Agriculture, Natural Resources.

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Fellowship / research funding

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USDA-NRCS-OH-CIG-20-GEN0010762

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