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Illinois Component Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)

Post Date

January 14th 2011

Application Due Date

January 28th 2011

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories

Community Development
Food and Nutrition
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Eligibility Categories


Illinois NRCS will accept applications for single or multiple year projects not to exceed three years. Eligible entities include individuals, State and local units of government, non-governmental organizations, and federally recognized American Indian Tribes from all US States and territories. Although applications will be accepted from all of the aforementioned states and territories, the projects must be on lands located completely within the State of Illinois and must specifically benefit Illinois agriculture and the natural resources of Illinois.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $10000 - $75000

Grant Description

The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) into NRCS policy, technical manuals, guides, and references or to the private sector. CIG does not fund research projects. Projects intended to formulate hypothesis do not qualify. CIG is to apply proven technology which has been shown to work previously. It is a vehicle to stimulate the development and adoption of conservation approaches or technologies that have been studied sufficiently to indicate a likelihood of success, and to be candidates for eventual technology transfer or institutionalization. CIG promotes sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, and facilities among communities, governments, and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users. CIG funds projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects and field demonstrations.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Agriculture

  • Office:

    Natural Resources Conservation Service

  • Agency Contact:

    Heath Isome
    Contract Specialist
    Phone 217-353-6617

  • Agency Mailing Address:


  • Agency Email Address:

  • Location:

    NRCS-Illinois State Office

  • More Information:

    2011 Illinois CIG Information

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