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Montana Conservation Innovation Grants

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Montana State Office
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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  • Original Grant - Feb 9, 2005
Applications Due:

Apr 11, 2005
Applications must be received not later than 4:00 p.m. local time. Applications received after that time will not be considered. Proposals will not be accepted by facsimile.

total funding: $400,000
max award: $75,000
min award: $0
cost sharing, matching: Yes
number of awards: 10
type of funding: Grant

The USDA ? Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana will accept applications for single- or multi-year projects, not to exceed three years, submitted to the NRCS from eligible applicants listed above. The purpose of the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) is 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. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) into NRCS technical manuals or guides, or to the private sector. Applications are solicited for the full range of natural resource conservation concerns detailed in the Request for Proposals. Applications will be accepted from all 50 States, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), and the Pacific Basin Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), however projects in this State component must be within the boundary of the State of Montana. Applications will be evaluated for completeness and program eligibility. Applicants are encouraged to use the checklist to ensure completeness. Complete and eligible applications will be forwarded to a Technical Peer Review Panel. Forwarded applications will be scored based on the Criteria for Proposal Evaluation identified in the Request for Proposals. Scored applications will be forwarded to a Grant Review Board. The purpose of the Grant Review Board will be to ensure that the proposal evaluations are consistent with program objectives. The Grant Review Board will make funding recommendations to the State Conservationist who will make the final award decisions.
For more information on the program, please contact:
Erik Suffridge
CIG Program Manager
(406) 587-6859

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
City Or Township Governments
County Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Profit Organization
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
Specialized Group (Health Professional, Student, Veteran)
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

More Information:

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Harris, Marsha

Address Info:

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Montana State Office

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