USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2021

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Funding Opportunity ID:332993
Opportunity Number:USDA-NRCS-NHQ-CIG-21-NOFO0001094
Opportunity Title:USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2021
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:State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
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
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:Apr 21, 2021
Close Date:Jun 21, 2021 Applications must be submitted through the Programs Portal by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 21, 2021. A webinar for On-Farm Trials applicants is scheduled for May 13, 2021 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Information on how to participate in the Microsoft Teams webinar is included in the notice of funding opportunity (NFO) included under the related documents tab.
Last Updated Date:Apr 21, 2021
Award Ceiling:$5,000,000
Award Floor:$250,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:25
Description:Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA is announcing the availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials (On-Farm Trials) to stimulate the adoption and evaluation of innovative conservation approaches in partnership with agricultural producers. For 2021, applications are accepted from eligible entities for projects addressing at least one of the following priorities: Irrigation Management Technologies; Climate Smart Agricultural Solutions; Management Technologies and Strategies; and Soil Health Demonstration Trial. Up to $25 million is available for On-Farm Trials in 2021. NRCS anticipates that at least $10 million of On-Farm Trials funding in 2021 will be awarded to entities applying for the Soil Health Demonstration Trial (SHD) component. On-Farm Trials projects may be between three and five years in duration. A webinar for On-Farm Trials applicants is scheduled for May 13, 2021 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Information on how to participate in the Microsoft Teams webinar is included in the notice of funding opportunity (NFO) included under the related documents tab.
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Modification Comments:A minimum contribution of 25 percent of the total Federal funds requested is required in matching funds. The cost-sharing/matching requirement field was checked "no" so the modification was to change the requirement to "yes"





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