Montana State Conservation Innovation Grants


Funding Opportunity ID:331681
Opportunity Number:USDA-NRCS-MT-CIG-21-NOFO0001074
Opportunity Title:Montana State Conservation Innovation Grants
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:State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
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
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code:USDA-NRCS
Agency Name:Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Posted Date:Feb 22, 2021
Close Date:Apr 23, 2021
Last Updated Date:Feb 22, 2021
Award Ceiling:$75,000
Award Floor:$25,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$225,000
Expected Number of Awards:3
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 – Montana. Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-MT-CIG-21-NOFO0001074 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 Montana. A total of up to $225,000 is available for the Montana 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 $75,000. For new users of, see Section D.1. for information about steps required before submitting an application via Key Dates Applicants must submit their applications via by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on April 23, 2021. For technical issues with, contact Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or [email protected] Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding accounts. Questions regarding this notice of funding opportunity (NFO) may be submitted until March 26, 2021. Responses to questions posed will be posted on approximately two weeks before the application due date. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Montana CIG website at to learn more about the CIG program. Questions about this announcement can be directed to Jerry Shows. Email: or phone: (406)587-6967. The agency anticipates making selections by June 11, 2021 and expects to execute awards by August 31, 2021. Federal Funding Floor and Ceiling Amounts The estimated funding floor for this opportunity is $25,000 and the estimated funding ceiling is $75,000. The funding floor means the minimum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. The ceiling is the maximum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. These numbers refer to the total agreement amount, not any specific budget period.

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