Colorado Conservation Innovation Grant Program (CIG) – 2013
Colorado CIG pre-proposals are to be submitted to the Denver (Lakewood), CO, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Office by 4:00 PM, Friday, April 19, 2013.
The Conservation Innovation
Grant (CIG) is a voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and
adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging
Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction
with agricultural production. These projects may be watershed-based, regional,
or statewide in scope. State, tribal, and local governmental entities,
non-governmental organizations, and individuals may apply. Selection will be
based on the criteria established in this notice and selected applicants may
receive grants of up to 50 percent of the total project cost. Applicants must
provide non-Federal funding for at least 50 percent of the project cost. Up to
50 percent (25 percent of the total project cost) of the applicant's match may
be from in-kind contributions. The remainder must be cash.
National CIG Competition
For fiscal year 2013, NRCS is
offering two CIG funding opportunities. The first one focuses in the following
areas: Program Outreach Nutrient Management, Energy Conservation, Soil Health,
Wildlife, Economics, Co-Management for Food Safety and CIG Projects Assessment.
The deadline to submit pre-proposal applications is March 22, 2013.
Colorado CIG Competition
The CIG final rule describes the state component of CIG.
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for fiscal year 2013 CIG program announcement is
available from this website at the links below. The announcement describes
Colorado state CIG program requirements and application process. The intent of
the state component is to provide flexibility to NRCS State Conservationists to
target CIG funds to individual producers and smaller organizations that may
possess promising innovations, but may not compete well on the larger scale of
the national grants competition.
Check out the National CIG site’s “For Applicants” with helpful links, such as Grant Regulations, FAQs, application forms, and links for establishing DUNS and SAM numbers required for grant administration.
While the National NRCS site is designed around the national initiative, the FAQs, rules and regulations, etc. pertain the Colorado’s state CIG Program as well.
Colorado 2013 CIG Announcement
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Colorado 2013 CIG Forms and Information
Last Modified: 03/19/2013