Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2022 – South Carolina

Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
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USDA-NRCS-SC-CIG-22-NOFO0001186

Notice of Funding Opportunity Summary This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) is being released prior to appropriation and/or apportionment of funds for fiscal year 2022. Enactment of additional continuing resolutions or an appropriations act may affect the availability or level of funding for this program. NRCS is announcing the availability of CIG funding 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 South Carolina. A total of up to $500,000 is available for the South Carolina CIG competition in FY 2022. 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. For a single award, the estimated funding floor for this opportunity is $50,000 and the estimated funding ceiling is $250,000. These numbers refer to the total agreement amount, not any specific budget period. Key Dates Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on May 25, 2022. Two webinars for CIG applicants are scheduled for April 6, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Information on how to participate in the webinars will be posted to the Conservation Innovation Grants NRCS South Carolina (usda.gov) website. Applicants are encouraged to visit the South Carolina State CIG website to learn more about the CIG program. The agency anticipates making selections by June 8, 2022 and expects to execute awards by August 31, 2022. These dates are estimates and are subject to change. 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, 2022. Overview 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. For FY2022, NRCS accepts proposals that address one or more of the State priorities: Water Quality, Soil Health, Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry.
Categories: Environment, Agriculture, Natural Resources.

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Posted on:

Application Deadline:

Expired

Type

Fellowships

Reference Number

USDA-NRCS-SC-CIG-22-NOFO0001186

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