Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2020 –Maine

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Funding Opportunity ID: 327393
Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-ME-CIG-20-NOFO0001014
Opportunity Title: Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2020 –Maine
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Environment
Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 10.912
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: USDA-NRCS
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Posted Date: Jun 01, 2020
Close Date: Jun 30, 2020 Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern on June 30, 2020.
Last Updated Date: Jun 01, 2020
Award Ceiling: $75,000
Award Floor: $25,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $300,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Description: Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-ME-CIG-20-NOFO0001014 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.912, Environmental Quality Incentives Program NRCS is announcing the availability of CIG 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 Maine. A total of up to $300,000 is available for the MaineCIG competition in FY 2020. 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. The maximum award amount for a single award in FY 2020 is $75,000. APPLICATIONS DUE DATE: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern on June 30, 2020. SUBMISSIONS: Applications must be submitted electronically through grants.gov. In addition, a PDF of the complete application must be emailed to tony.jenkins@usda.gov. Submissions must be received by the time and date due. Late submissions will not be reviewed or considered. The agency will rely on system generated date and time receipt documentation for submission made both via Grants.gov and e-mail to determine whether applications meet the submission deadline. Click here for more on how to submit an application. The grants.gov electronic submission interface is called Workspace. Workspace is the standard way for organizations or individuals to apply for federal grants in grants.gov. Workspace allows an applicant grant team to access and edit different forms within an application simultaneously. In addition, the forms may be filled out online or as a PDF. An overview of Workspace can be viewed at grants.gov (WEBINAR – Getting Started with Workspace: Become a Workspace Wizard). Please allow extra time to register in Workspace because there are several preliminary registration steps before an applicant can submit the application. To register, go to www.grants.gov, click on “Applicants”, then click on “Get Registered.” If you have completed a prior grants.gov application, you may already have completed the registration process. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (e.g., Braille, large print, or audio tape) should contact the USDA TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). FOR MORE INFORMATION: Applicants are encouraged to visit the Maine State CIG website to learn more about the CIG program. Questions about this announcement can be directed to tony.jenkins@me.usda.gov.
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