Conservation Innovation Grants Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Announcement for Program Funding, 7168 [2014-02476]

Download as PDF 7168 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 25 / Thursday, February 6, 2014 / Notices The following business will be conducted: Project proposal presentations for 2014 funding. Contact Joni Lubke at 406– 363–7100 for a full agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before the meeting. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by March 10, 2014 to be scheduled on the agenda. Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Joni Lubke at 1801 N. 1st, Hamilton, MT 59840 or by email to jmlubke@fs.fed.us or via facsimile to 406–363–7159. A summary of the meeting will be posted at https://fsplaces.fs.fed.us/fsfiles/unit/ wo/secure_rural_schools.nsf/Web_ Agendas?OpenView&Count=1000& RestrictToCategory=Ravalli+County within 21 days of the meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 22, 2014. Daniel G. Ritter, Acting Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2014–02263 Filed 2–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P Natural Resources Conservation Service [Docket No. NRCS–2014–0001] Conservation Innovation Grants Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Announcement for Program Funding Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of program funding. AGENCY: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Applications will be accepted from all 50 States, District of Columbia, Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands), and the Pacific Islands Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2014 will be up to $15 million. Applications are requested from eligible governmental or nongovernmental organizations or individuals for competitive consideration of grant awards for projects between 1 and 3 years in duration. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 Feb 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 Applications for the pre-proposal phase must be received by NRCS before 4:00 p.m. EST on March 7, 2014. NRCS will announce selected pre-proposal applications by April 7, 2014. Selected applicants will then be required to submit a full proposal package to NRCS by 4:00 p.m. EDT on May 5, 2014. DATES: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SUMMARY: Funds will be awarded through a twophase nationwide competitive grants process that will include: (1) A preproposal process, and (2) a full proposal process. The full proposal process will only be open to applicants whose preproposal applications are selected by NRCS. Both phases are described in the full announcement found at Grants.gov. Only pre-proposals are being solicited at this time. Please visit http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/ technical/cig/index.html for more information about this grant opportunity. In addition, the full notice that identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions for CIG projects can also be found at: www.grants.gov. Applications will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of the announcement. Incomplete applications will be eliminated from competition, and notification of elimination will be mailed to the applicant. NRCS will request a full proposal package only from those applicants selected in the pre-proposal phase. Applications sent via express mail or overnight courier service must be sent to the following address: USDA–NRCS, CIG Program, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6143 South Building, Washington, DC 20250. Applications sent via the United States Postal Service must be sent to the following address: USDA–NRCS, CIG Program, Post Office Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013–2890. Applications sent electronically must be sent through www.grants.gov or nrcscig@wdc.usda.gov. BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Sunshine Act Meeting Monday, February 10, 2014. 11:30 a.m. EST. PLACE: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Cohen Building, Room 3321, 330 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20237. SUBJECT: Notice of Special Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. SUMMARY: The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session, to be conducted telephonically, to discuss and approve the agency’s Operating Plan for Fiscal Year 2014. The meeting will be available for public observation via a complete audio recording and a verbatim transcript of the meeting to be promptly posted on the BBG’s public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the Agency’s public Web site. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Persons interested in obtaining more information should contact Paul Kollmer-Dorsey at (202) 203–4545. DATE AND TIME: Patricia Hargrave, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–02700 Filed 2–4–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8610–01–P ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregorio Cruz, National CIG Program Manager, NRCS, Post Office Box 2890, Washington, DC 20250; telephone: (202) 720–8644; email: gregorio.cruz@ wdc.usda.gov. Signed this 30th day of January 2014 in Washington, DC. Jason A. Weller, Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation, and Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 25 (Thursday, February 6, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02476]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service

[Docket No. NRCS-2014-0001]


Conservation Innovation Grants Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Announcement 
for Program Funding

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States 
Department of Agriculture.

ACTION: Notice of program funding.

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SUMMARY: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency 
under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing 
availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the 
development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and 
technologies. Applications will be accepted from all 50 States, 
District of Columbia, Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin 
Islands), and the Pacific Islands Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). NRCS anticipates that 
the amount available for support of this program in FY 2014 will be up 
to $15 million. Applications are requested from eligible governmental 
or non-governmental organizations or individuals for competitive 
consideration of grant awards for projects between 1 and 3 years in 
duration.
    Funds will be awarded through a two-phase nationwide competitive 
grants process that will include: (1) A pre-proposal process, and (2) a 
full proposal process. The full proposal process will only be open to 
applicants whose pre-proposal applications are selected by NRCS. Both 
phases are described in the full announcement found at Grants.gov. Only 
pre-proposals are being solicited at this time.
    Please visit http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/cig/index.html for 
more information about this grant opportunity. In addition, the full 
notice that identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and 
application instructions for CIG projects can also be found at: 
www.grants.gov. Applications will be screened for completeness and 
compliance with the provisions of the announcement. Incomplete 
applications will be eliminated from competition, and notification of 
elimination will be mailed to the applicant. NRCS will request a full 
proposal package only from those applicants selected in the pre-
proposal phase.

DATES: Applications for the pre-proposal phase must be received by NRCS 
before 4:00 p.m. EST on March 7, 2014. NRCS will announce selected pre-
proposal applications by April 7, 2014. Selected applicants will then 
be required to submit a full proposal package to NRCS by 4:00 p.m. EDT 
on May 5, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Applications sent via express mail or overnight courier 
service must be sent to the following address: USDA-NRCS, CIG Program, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6143 South Building, Washington, DC 
20250. Applications sent via the United States Postal Service must be 
sent to the following address: USDA-NRCS, CIG Program, Post Office Box 
2890, Washington, DC 20013-2890. Applications sent electronically must 
be sent through www.grants.gov or nrcscig@wdc.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregorio Cruz, National CIG Program 
Manager, NRCS, Post Office Box 2890, Washington, DC 20250; telephone: 
(202) 720-8644; email: gregorio.cruz@wdc.usda.gov.

    Signed this 30th day of January 2014 in Washington, DC.
Jason A. Weller,
Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation, and Chief, Natural 
Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-02476 Filed 2-5-14; 8:45 am]
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