FY21 Conservation Innovative Grants Program_California


Funding Opportunity ID:331616
Opportunity Number:USDA-NRCS-CA-CIG-21-NOFO0001052
Opportunity Title:FY21 Conservation Innovative Grants Program_California
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Agriculture
Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):10.912
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:This opportunity is open to all domestic applicants.
Agency Code:USDA-NRCS
Agency Name:Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Posted Date:Feb 18, 2021
Close Date:Apr 23, 2021 Applications must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date.
Last Updated Date:Feb 18, 2021
Award Ceiling:$150,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:7
Description: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 – California Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-CA-CIG-NOFO0001052 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 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 California. A total of up to $1,000,000 is available for the California CIG competition in FY 2021. 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 2021 is $150,000. 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 Pacific Standard Time on April 23, 2021. For technical issues with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or [email protected] Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding Grants.gov accounts. Questions regarding this notice of funding opportunity (NFO) may be submitted until March 12, 2021. Responses to questions posed will be posted on Grants.gov approximately two weeks before the application due date. A webinar for CIG applicants is scheduled for March 4, 2021. Information on how to participate in the webinar will be posted to: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/programs/financial/cig/?cid=stelprdb1046235#notice-of-funding Applicants are encouraged to visit the CA State CIG website to learn more about the CIG program. Questions about this announcement can be directed to Amber Till: [email protected], or (530) 792-5603 The agency anticipates making selections by May 21, 2021 and expects to execute awards by June 18, 2021.

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