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Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2024 - Virginia

ID: USDA-NRCS-VA-CIG-24-NOFO0001394 • Type: Posted

Description

Notice of Funding Opportunity Summary

NRCS is announcing the availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) State Program funding to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Applications are accepted from eligible entities (Section C) for projects carried out in the state of Virginia. A total of up to $1,200,000.00 is available for the Virginia CIG competition in FY 2024. All non-Foreign, 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 2024 is $900,000.00

For new users of Grants.gov, see Section D. of the full Notice of Funding Opportunity for information about steps required before submitting an application via Grants.gov. Completing all steps required to start an application can take a significant amount of time, plan accordingly.

Key Dates

Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on May 10 th , 2024, For technical issues with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov. Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding Grants.gov accounts.

For inquiries specific to the content of the NFO requirements, contact the federal awarding agency contact (section G of this NFO). Please limit questions to those regarding specific information contained in this NFO (such as dates, page numbers, clarification of discrepancies, etc.). Questions related to eligibility, or the merits of a specific proposal will not be addressed.

The agency anticipates making selections by June 30, 2024, and expects to execute awards by September 30, 2024. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.

Background
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) State Program funding to promote the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. The grant is specifically for projects carried out in the state of Virginia.

Grant Details
The grant is open to non-Foreign, non-federal entities (NFE) and individuals, with the exception of federal agencies. Projects may have a duration of one to three years, and the maximum award amount for a single award in FY 2024 is $900,000.00. The total available funding for the Virginia CIG competition in FY 2024 is up to $1,200,000.00.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible entities for this grant opportunity are detailed in Section C of the full Notice of Funding Opportunity. Interested parties can refer to the provided link for more information on eligible applicants.

Period of Performance
The agency anticipates making selections by June 30, 2024, and expects to execute awards by September 30, 2024. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.

Place of Performance
Projects under this grant opportunity are to be carried out in the state of Virginia.

Overview

Category of Funding
Agriculture
Environment
Natural Resources
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
True
Source
On 3/11/24 Natural Resources Conservation Service posted grant opportunity USDA-NRCS-VA-CIG-24-NOFO0001394 for Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2024 - Virginia with funding of $1.2 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 10.912 Environmental Quality Incentives Program. It is expected that 5 total grants will be made worth between $25,000 and $900,000.

Timing

Posted Date
March 11, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
May 10, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 16 Days
Closing Date Explanation
Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time
Last Updated
March 11, 2024, 9:55 a.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
June 9, 2024

Eligibility

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 Info
All U.S. non-Foreign, non-Federal entities and individuals are eligible to apply for projects carried out in Virginia. U.S. Federal agencies are not eligible to apply to this opportunity or impart their work to non-federal portion of the budget. Individuals that are business owner/operators cannot apply as individuals.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$900,000
Floor
$25,000
Estimated Program Funding
$1,200,000
Estimated Number of Grants
5

Contacts

Contact
Anita J McMullen Grants Management Specialist
Email Description
If you have any questions related to preparing application content.
Contact Phone
(919) 325-2488
Additional Information
See Related Documents Tab

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