NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2021 – Maine

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Funding Opportunity ID:333024
Opportunity Number:USDA-NRCS-ME-CIG-21-NOFO0001101
Opportunity Title:NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2021 – 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:Applicants and applications must meet eligibility criteria by the application deadline to be considered for award. Eligible applicant type is determined by the implementing program statute. Applicant entities identified in the SAM.gov exclusions database as ineligible, prohibited/restricted, or excluded from receiving Federal contracts and certain Federal assistance and benefits will not be considered for Federal funding, as applicable to the funding being requested under this Federal program (2 CFR 200.206(d)). 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 Maine. The following entity types are eligible: All non-federal entities (NFE) and individuals are invited to apply, with the sole exception of federal agencies.
Agency Code:USDA-NRCS
Agency Name:Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Posted Date:Apr 22, 2021
Close Date:Jun 21, 2021 Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
Last Updated Date:Apr 22, 2021
Award Ceiling:$75,000
Award Floor:$25,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$250,000
Expected Number of Awards:4
Description: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 Maine. A total of up to $250,000 is available for the Maine 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 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 June 21, 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 May 20, 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 NRCS-Maine State CIG website to learn more about the CIG program. The agency anticipates making selections by July 9, 2021 and expects to execute awards by August 31, 2021.
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