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CIG- FY 2024 - Missouri

Type: Posted • Opportunity: USDA-NRCS-MO-CIG-24-NOFO0001370

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 Missouri. A total of up to $500,000.00 is available for the Missouri 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 $250,000.00.

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 25th, 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.

A webinar for CIG applicants is scheduled for April 8, 2024 at 9 a.m. CT Standard Time. Information on how to participate in the webinar will be posted to the Missouri NRCS CIG website along with a link below. Applicants are encouraged to visit the MO State CIG website to learn more about the CIG program.

Link to webinar Teams meeting:

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZWE5MTdiYWQtYjM3Yi00ZmVjLThhNzMtZjdjNzBlZjQ5ZTNi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22ed5b36e7-01ee-4ebc-867e-e03cfa0d4697%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22cd47cf8d-9f96-4309-87f4-c21c3a497296%22%7d

The agency anticipates making selections by July 1st and expects to execute awards by September 30th. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.

Overview

Category of Funding
Agriculture
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/26/24 Natural Resources Conservation Service posted grant opportunity USDA-NRCS-MO-CIG-24-NOFO0001370 for CIG- FY 2024 - Missouri with funding of $500,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 10.912 Environmental Quality Incentives Program. It is expected that 3 total grants will be made worth between $50,000 and $250,000.

Timing

Posted Date
March 26, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
May 27, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 44 Days
Closing Date Explanation
Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
Last Updated
April 8, 2024, 3:35 p.m. EDT
Version
3
Archive Date
June 24, 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"

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$250,000
Floor
$50,000
Estimated Program Funding
$500,000
Estimated Number of Grants
3

Contacts

Contact
Maria Cowles Grants Management Specialist
Contact Email
Email Description
If you have any questions related to preparing application content.
Contact Phone
(469) 678-3722
Additional Information
See Related Documents Tab

Documents

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