Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Grant opportunity


GRANT PROGRAM SEEKS INNOVATIVE RESOURCE CONSERVATION PROJECTS
FOR IDAHO AGRICULTURE

BOISE – The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho has set aside $150,000 for the 2016 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program. The program funds projects that demonstrate new and creative ways to conserve and sustain the state’s natural resources. Full proposal applications are due to the Idaho NRCS State Office by 4 p.m. on May 31.

“This grant program funds progressive, on-the-ground conservation projects on agricultural land,” said Curtis Elke, Idaho NRCS State Conservationist. “It offers an opportunity for organizations or individuals to get funding for one- to three-year projects that work on solutions to specific resource issues related to agriculture.

“We are looking for proposals that lead to effective conservation techniques or technologies that producers can adopt,” said Elke.

A complete proposal package must be submitted to NRCS Idaho by May 31 in order to be considered.  Grants will be awarded through a statewide competitive process.

Projects must take place in Idaho and address resource concerns that occur in Idaho. Complete application requirements, along with application materials, are posted on the Idaho NRCS Web site at http://www.id.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/cig/state.html. Information on past years’ projects are also posted.

Applications that best meet the grant criteria and address state priorities will be selected for funding consideration. Selected applicants will be notified by June 30 if their project has been selected for funding.

Proposal applications must be received by 4 p.m. on May 31 at the Idaho NRCS State Office, 9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C, Boise, Idaho, 83709 or electronically through http://www.grants.gov. For specific information contact Denise Adkins at (208) 685-6991.

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