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Conservation Innovation Grants available
TEMPLE -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service is announcing availability of Conservation Innovation Grants utilizing Environmental Quality Incentives Program funds to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies for environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production.
“CIG [Conservation Innovation Grants] promotes the sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, and facilities among communities, governments, and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wide range of users,” said Salvador Salinas, Texas state conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. “CIG funds projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects and field demonstrations.”
According to a July 2 USDA press release, for fiscal year 2012, the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas will consider Conservation Innovation Grants in the following areas:
Applications are requested from eligible governmental or nongovernmental organizations or individuals for competitive consideration of grant awards for projects between one and three years in duration. Texas Natural Reource Conservation Service anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in fiscal year 2012 will be approximately $225,000. Funds will be awarded through a competitive grants process. The maximum award amount for any project will not exceed $75,000 in fiscal year 2012. Funds of accepted projects will be obligated by Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.
The closing date for receipt of grant proposals is 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3. Applicants must submit applications electronically through www.Grants.gov.
For further information, contact Troy Daniell, Natural Resource Conservation Service in Texas Conservation Innovation Grants program, at 254-742-9825 or email@example.com.
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