Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants Pennsylvania State Program National Funding Opportunity

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Funding Opportunity ID: 330737
Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-PA-CIG-21-NOFO0001053
Opportunity Title: Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants Pennsylvania State Program National Funding Opportunity
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: Jan 14, 2021
Close Date: Mar 15, 2021
Last Updated Date: Jan 11, 2021
Award Ceiling: $75,000
Award Floor: $5,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $225,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Description: SUMMARY INFORMATION Federal Awarding Agency Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Notice of Funding Opportunity Title: Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2021 – Pennsylvania Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-PA-CIG-21-NOFO0001053 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA): This program is listed in the Assistance Listings under the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 10.912, Environmental Quality Incentives Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Summary NRCS is announcing the availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) funding 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 Pennsylvania. A total of up to $225,000 is available for the Pennsylvania CIG competition in FY2021. 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 FY2021 is $75,000. For new users of Grants.gov, see Section D.1. for information about steps required before submitting an application via Grants.gov. Key Dates Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on March 15, 2021. For technical issues with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov. Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding Grants.gov accounts. Questions regarding this notice of funding opportunity (NFO) may be submitted until February 15, 2021. Responses to questions posed will be posted on Grants.gov approximately two weeks before the application due date. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Pennsylvania (PA) State CIG website [HL-NWD3] to learn more about the CIG program. Questions about this announcement can be directed to ashley.lenig@usda.gov or 717-237-2204. The agency anticipates making selections by August 15, 2021 and expects to execute awards by September 15, 2021. [SH-NWD1]Generally announcements are posted to Grants.gov for 60 days; may need to push this back to a date in March depending on posting date. [SH-NWD2]This will be a midpoint through the 60-day posting period. [HL-NWD3]Hyperlink to State CIG website
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