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#### USDA-NRCS-NHQ-CIGCLASSIC-22-NOFO001218

Notice of Funding Opportunity Summary NRCS is announcing the availability of up to $15 million in CIG funding 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 through the development of technical manuals, guides and for practical instruction for the private sector.Applications will be accepted from all non-Federal entities and individuals based in the United States (see Section C.1 Eligible Applicants). Projects may be between 1 and 3 years in duration. The maximum award amount for a single award in FY 2022 is$2 million.For new users of Grants.gov, see Section D of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) for information about steps required before submitting an application through Grants.gov.Key DatesApplicants must submit their applications through Grants.gov by 11:59 pm (EDT) by October 11, 2022. For technical issues with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800- 518-4726 or support@grants.gov. Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding Grants.gov accounts.For inquiries specific to the content of the NFO requirements, contact the Federal awarding agency (see Section G of this NFO). Please limit questions to specific information contained in this NFO (such as dates, page numbers, clarification of discrepancies, etc.) Questions related to eligibility or the merits of a specific proposal will not be addressed. A webinar for CIG Classic applicants is scheduled for August 24, 2022 at 3 p.m. (EDT). Information on how to participate in the webinar will be posted to the CIG Applicant website. Applicants are encouraged to visit the CIG website to learn more about the CIG program. Questions about this announcement can be directed to: nrcscig@usda.gov. A “Frequently Asked Questions” document based on potential applicants’ submitted questions will be posted on Grants.gov at least 2 weeks before the proposal due date. The agency anticipates making selections by January 30, 2023 and expects to execute awards by May 1, 2023. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.
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