2010 Conservation Innovation Grants
The deadline for 2010 CIG applications (State competition) is May 21, 2010.
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) 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. Under this competitive grant program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funds are awarded to non-Federal or Tribal governments, non-governmental organizations, or individuals.
Through CIG, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) works with other public and private entities to accelerate technology transfer and the adoption of promising approaches to address some of the Nation's most pressing natural resource concerns. CIG benefits agricultural producers by providing more options for environmental enhancement and compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
Selected applicants may receive grants of up to 50 percent of the total project cost and must provide matching non-Federal fund for at least 50 percent of the project cost, of which no more than one-half (25 percent of the total project cost) may come from in-kind contributions.
In fiscal year 2010, CIG has two competitions available: National and State. The national competition closed April 26, 2010. The state competition in Montana closed May 21, 2010.
2010 State Application Process and Materials
Information about the CIG Announcement of Program Funding is located below, or can be found at www.grants.gov where applicants can apply electronically. If you use grants.gov to search for our announcement, please note that the announcements are listed by their CLOSE date. The CLOSE date for CIG State competition in Montana is May 21, 2010.
If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please contact Carrie Mosley at 406-587-6967.
The following documents require
NRCS will accept pre-proposals for single or multi-year projects, not to exceed 3 years, submitted to NRCS from eligible entities including federally recognized Indian tribes, State and local units of government, and non-governmental organizations and individuals. Pre-proposals will only be accepted for projects within Montana.
If approved, full applications will be requested and reviewed by a peer review group. Scored applications will be forwarded to the Grants Review Board. The Grants Review Board will make recommendations for project approval to the State Conservationist who will make the final selections.
Only complete pre-proposals addressing one of the sub-categories for the following priorities will be considered:
Sub-categories, can be viewed under the CIG FY2010 Montana Announcement for Program Funding.
Prior-Year CIG (Archives)
For More Information
Kris Berg, Program Specialist
Debbie Kaiser, Resource Conservationist
Carrie Mosley, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Last Modified: 01/23/2013