U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Commodity Credit Corporation
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Conservation Innovation Grants
Fiscal Year 2007 Announcement of Program Funding
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 10.912
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The North Dakota State Office of the USDA Natural
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) requests applications for Conservation
Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative
conservation approaches and technologies. Applications will be accepted from any
eligible entity for projects within the state of North Dakota. North Dakota NRCS is
targeting $300,000 in FY 2007 for grant support with up to 10 percent of the total funds
available for applications from Beginning and Limited Resource Farmers and Ranchers,
Indian Tribes, or community-based organizations comprised of or representing these
entities. Funds will be awarded through a competitive grants process. Applications are
requested from eligible government or non-government organizations or individuals for
competitive consideration of grant awards for projects between one and three years in
duration. This notice identifies the objectives for CIG projects, the eligibility criteria for
projects and associated instructions needed to apply to CIG.
PROPOSAL DUE DATE AND ADDRESSES: Proposals must be received in the
North Dakota NRCS state Office by 4:00 p.m., Central Standard Time (CST) on Friday,
April 6, 2007.
The address for hand-delivered applications, applications submitted using express mail or
overnight courier service, or the U.S. Postal Service is: Natural Resources Conservation
Service; North Dakota Conservation Innovation Grants Program; c/o Jennifer Heglund;
220 East Rosser Avenue, Room 270, P.O. Box 1458; Bismarck, ND 58502-1458.
To submit your application electronically, visit
http://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp and follow the instructions.
Applications sent by email or by