Franklin (Somerset): Pre-proposals for grants being accepted





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State Conservationist Carrie Lindig has announced that USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is usurpation pre-proposals for a 2017 state member of a Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program.

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Projects that kindle a growth and adoption of innovative charge approaches and technologies in New Jersey will be deliberate for appropriation for a limit endowment of $75,000. NRCS anticipates that a volume accessible for support of this module in FY 2017 will be adult to $202,050.

For FY 2017, NRCS-NJ will cruise pre-proposals that denote a use of innovative technologies and/or approaches to residence during slightest one of 7 topics:

Additional topics, not listed in a extend announcement, might be deliberate during a state conservationist’s discretion but contingency be identified as such in pre-proposal documents.

Conservation Innovation Grant Program uses Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) supports to endowment rival grants to non-federal bureaucratic or nongovernmental organizations, American Indian Tribes, or individuals. All rural producers who accept a approach or surreptitious remuneration by appearance in a CIG plan contingency accommodate a EQIP eligibility requirements.

As in a past, a state CIG is conducted as a two-phase rival grants routine that will embody a pre-proposal routine and a full offer process. The full offer routine will usually be open to field whose pre-proposal applications are comparison by NRCS-NJ.

Pre-proposals contingency be perceived by NRCS before 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. NRCS will announce comparison pre-proposals by Friday, Mar 10. Selected field will afterwards be compulsory to contention a full offer package to NRCS by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Apr 28. The due projects contingency be located wholly within New Jersey and between one to 3 years in duration. Eligible bureaucratic or non-governmental organizations or people might apply.

The extend package “Conservation Innovation Grant (FY) 2017 Announcement for Program Funding” is accessible on The extend focus package materials brand a objectives for CIG projects, a eligibility criteria for projects and compared instructions and forms indispensable to request for CIG. Click on a “Apply for Grants” and use a hunt discourse box on a left side of a page. Enter Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 10.912 or Funding Opportunity: USDA-NRCS-NJ-CIG-17-01 to hunt for a 2017 extend module information. Information is also posted on a NJ NRCS website at

Persons with disabilities who need choice means for communication (e.g., Braille, vast print, audio tape) should hit a USDA TARGET Center during 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).

Questions should be destined to Gail Bartok, partner state conservationist for programs during A brief outline of past New Jersey CIG awards can be found online at

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offers charge programs to assistance rural producers urge H2O and atmosphere quality, build healthier soil, urge extending and timberland lands, preserve energy, raise organic operations, and grasp other environmental benefits.

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