NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2023 – Caribbean Area

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Where the Opportunity is Offered
All of California
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This opportunity is open to all domestic applicants.
Alberto Aviles

Notice of Funding Opportunity Summary NRCS is announcing the availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) State Program funding to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Applications are accepted from eligible entities (Section C) for projects carried out in the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). A total of up to $500,000 is available for the Caribbean Area CIG competition in FY 2023. All non-federal entities (NFE) and individuals are invited to apply, with the sole exception of federal agencies. Projects may be between one and three years in duration. The maximum award amount for a single award in FY 2023 is $100,000. For new users of, see Section D. for information about steps required before submitting an application via Completing all steps required to start an application can take a significant amount of time, plan accordingly. Key Dates Applicants must submit their applications via by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on April 23, 2023. For technical issues with, contact Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding accounts. For inquiries specific to the content of the NFO requirements, contact the federal awarding agency contact (section G of this NFO). Please limit questions to those regarding specific information contained in this NFO (such as dates, page numbers, clarification of discrepancies, etc.). Questions related to eligibility or the merits of a specific proposal will not be addressed. A webinar for CIG applicants is scheduled for February 28, 2023 at 9 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time. Information on how to participate in the webinar will be posted to the Caribbean Area CIG website. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Caribbean Area CIG website to learn more about the CIG program. The agency anticipates making selections by May 19, 2023 and expects to execute awards by June 16, 2023. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.

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