May 31, 2005
Applications must be received in Room E200C of the NRCS Colorado State Office by 4:30 p.m., Mountain Time (MDT) on Tuesday, May 31, 2005.
Written applications should be sent to: Dennis Alexander, Assistant State Conservationist (Programs), Natural Resources Conservation Service, 655 Parfet Street, Rm E200C, Lakewood, Colorado 80215.
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Section 1240H of the Food Security Act of 1985, as added by section 2301
of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-171) established
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) as part of the Environmental Quality Incentives
Program (EQIP) [16 U.S.C. 3839aa-8]. Through CIG, the Secretary of Agriculture may
pay the cost of competitive grants to carry out projects that stimulate innovative
approaches to leveraging Federal investment in environmental enhancement and
protection in conjunction with agricultural production. The Secretary of Agriculture
delegated the authority for the administration of EQIP and CIG to the Chief of the
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), who is a vice president of the
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). Authority for administering the state component
of the CIG is delegated to the State Conservationist in 7 CFR Part 1466.27(h). EQIP is
administered by NRCS under the authorities of the CCC.
This notice announces the availability of up to $500,000 of CCC funds in
Colorado for CIG in Fiscal Year 2005. The funds will be awarded to project proposals
for improving conservation practices in Colorado through a competitive grants process.
Applications are requested from eligible government or non-government organizations or
individuals for competitive consideration of grant awards for single or multi-year
projects, not to exceed three years. This notice sets forth the applicant and project
eligibility requirements, application procedures, and grant award criteria for proposed
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Environmental Quality Incentives Program
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