NB_300_20_2 - NB 300-20-2 LTP – Fiscal Year (FY) 2004-2019 State Component Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) Project Details
NB 300-20-2 LTP – Fiscal Year (FY) 2004-2019 State Component Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) Project Details
National Bulletin: 300-20-2 Date: October 9, 2019
Subject: LTP – Fiscal Year (FY) 2004-2019 State Component Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) Project Details


Action Required By:  November 11, 2019
 
Purpose.  To request FY 2019 State component Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) award details and FY 2004 to FY 2018 State component CIG project updates and to identify CIG projects selected for the State level audits of matching funds.
 
Expiration Date.  December 31, 2019
 
Background.  Since CIG’s inception in 2004, NRCS State offices have had the option of running their own State CIG competitions. The National CIG Program office is making a concerted effort to improve its ability to capture and disseminate State CIG Program results. The outcome of this effort will allow CIG staff to better highlight the program’s value and impact to NRCS and USDA leaders, agency stakeholders, and the public.
 

Explanation.  States are asked to enter new, updated, and previously missing project information on the CIG SharePoint site for all years of the program—from FY 2004 to 2019. This task will include adding any available updates for ongoing and recently completed projects, as well as entering new projects awarded in 2019. Awards that were announced or committed in FY 2019 should be included even if the agreements have not yet been finalized. States that have not funded State CIG projects this year or in previous fiscal years should note the years for which no projects were funded on the spreadsheet.

Starting this year, States are requested to identify projects they have selected to undergo a matching funds verification audit, as detailed in NB 440-19-28. A new column has been added to the State reports spreadsheets on the SharePoint site to identify the project that affected States have chosen to audit in FY 2020 (the FY 2020 project audit must be completed by September 30, 2020).

 
Project data and audit selections should be updated no later than November 11, 2019.

Project data should be added to the “State CIG Projects” spreadsheet in your respective “State Reports” folder on the CIG SharePoint site located at https://usdagcc.sharepoint.com/sites/nrcs_st/cig/statecomp/State%20Reports/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Only updates, new project information, and audit selections should be added to the existing “State CIG Projects” spreadsheet in your State folder. Do not add additional spreadsheets to the folder.     

 
Contact.  If you have any questions or need access to the CIG SharePoint site, please contact Leah Hermens, Projects Branch team member, at leah.hermens@usda.gov or (202) 692-5292.
 
 


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 JIMMY BRAMBLETT
Deputy Chief for Programs   

 

 
   
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