Congratulations on your NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant award. Here, you'll find program templates, forms and resources to assist you with managing your grant.
- CIG Grantee Templates and Forms
DocumentNew Grantee Guide (884.23 KB)DocumentDocumentAppendix B. SF-270 Sample (190.66 KB)DocumentDocumentAppendix D. SF-425 Template and Instructions (72.83 KB)DocumentDocumentDocumentDocumentFinal Report Template (27.14 KB)
- End-of-Project Reporting
Grantees nearing the end of their project should read the information below carefully, which detail project closeout procedures and reporting.DocumentEnd-of-Project Guidance 2019 (21.28 KB)DocumentSample Final Report (904.45 KB)DocumentSample Final Report #2 (1.2 MB)
- Payment Requests for CIG
All payment requests (SF 270) and finance reports (SF 425) for projects awarded from 2018 to today must be submitted to ezFedGrants. Awarded projects before 2018 can continue to send these to FPAC.BC.GAD@usda.gov with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NRCS Logo
You may use the NRCS logo in materials related to your awarded grant.
Download a JPG file of the USDA-NRCS logo (JPG, 36KB)
- New Grantee Orientation
Links to DAY 1 Talks:
- Key Elements of Grantee Guide
CIG New Awardee Orientation DAY 1 20220223 110237 First session
- Introduction to Grants & Agreements Division
- For Awardees: Tip and Tricks
CIG New Awardee Orientation DAY 1 20220223 131437 Second session
- Communications Workshop
- Closing Remarks
CIG New Awardee Orientation DAY 1 20220223 150009 Third Session
Links to DAY 2 Talks:
- On-Farm Trials Awardee Session
- Soil Health Demo Session
CIG New Awardee Orientation DAY 2 20220224 110238 Meeting Recording
- Environmental Compliance
The links below contain information on how to ensure projects and producers are in legal compliance with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's environmental procedures.
NRCS Environmental Compliance WebsiteDocumentEnvironmental Liaison Directory (380.28 KB)
- Cultural Resources
The links below contain information on NRCS’ guidelines for producers and projects whose geographic area of work overlaps with cultural resources. These may include structures with unique architecture; rock inscription; human burial sites; earthworks, such as battlefield entrenchments, prehistoric canals, or mounds.
NRCS Cultural Resources WebsiteDocument
- More Information for CIG On-Farm Trial Soil Health Demonstration Awardees
The following documents provide guidance to the Soil Health Demo data requirements:DocumentDocumentDocumentDocumentSoil-Health-Demo-Trials-Soils-Template.xlsm (402.21 KB)
- Contact Us
For additional questions, contact the NRCS CIG team at email@example.com.