USDA-NRCS: Montana State Conservation Innovation Grants (U.S.)

USDA-NRCS: Montana State Conservation Innovation Grants (U.S.)


Deadline: 23-Apr-21

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking applications for its Montana State Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program that stimulates the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production.

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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.

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Priority Areas

Soil Health;
Irrigation Technology;
Range Health;
Water Quality and Quantity.
Funding Information

The total amount of Federal funding the agency expects to award through this opportunity is $225,000.
Eligibility Criteria

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All U.S.-based non-Federal entities (NFE) and individuals, with the exception of Federal agencies, are eligible to apply for projects carried out in Montana. The following entity types are eligible:

City or township governments;
County governments;
For-profit organizations other than small businesses;
Independent school districts;
Individuals;
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized);
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments);
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);
Private institutions of higher education;
Public and State-controlled institutions of higher education;
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities;
Small businesses;
Special district governments;
State governments.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331681