USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2021
Opportunity Category Explanation:
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Agriculture Environment Natural Resources
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:
Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
Apr 21, 2021
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
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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.
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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