National Sheep Industry Improvement Center
Address: PO BOX 646
Rockland, ME 04841
What are the
Grant due dates, deadlines and Grant amount limits?
Q & A
The deadline for submission is set
yearly by the NSIIC Board. This year (2017) the call for proposals and the deadline for submission
has been set. NSIIC is accepting project proposals from July 5, 2017
through September 15, 2017. Please read carefully the announcement
(Press Release). There is no dollar amount limit
however, the average
grant amount over the last four years has been $27,200.
Does the NSIIC
have a required format for submission?
The application is available for
www.nsiic.org . you may download
either a fillable pdf or a fillable word document. We request
that you use that form and tailor your responses to the space
provided. You may save that document to your computer and submit
via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org in either format.
Who is eligible to apply?
An eligible entity means any entity
that promotes the betterment of the U.S. sheep industries including
LLC's, partnerships, corporations, cooperative organizations,
associations, a federally recognized Indian Tribes and public or
quasi-public agencies. The entity may be operated as a for-profit or a
not-for-profit entity. Applicant must have credentials
demonstrating expertise in project content. Applications submitted
by an individual are not allowed.
What is the
duration of projects?
All projects will have approximately
eighteen months to be compl
Do I need to
answer all the application questions?
You need to be very clear and concise
with your responses and provide a response for each question.
If that question does not apply, please explain briefly why it
does not apply.
eted. However, if there are circumstances that
warrant a longer time period, you may request a no cost extension.
How can I determine if
my planned project is acceptable?
Please refer to the Strategic Plan (www.nsiic.org/2017-Strategic-Plan.htm)
as well as the Funding Priorities (www.nsiic.org/priority-list-2017.htm
) for eligible projects and types of projects the Board is looking to
All projects will be reviewed by the Committee.
Do I need a Catalog of
Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number.
The NSIIC does not require that a
CFDA number be assigned to these projects.
Are matching funds
Matching funds are not required.
However, applicants that verify the availability of matching funds are
given priority when the grants are being scored by the Board.
How often does the NSIIC
have a call for proposals?
Historically the NSIIC has had one
round of grants per year. At the present time there is no
indication that the process will be altered. Please check the
web site periodically throughout the spring and summer for the
Does NSIIC favor
institutions over private enterprise?
NSIIC has no preference in making an
award to any type of entity.
What are my chances
of getting funded?
There is variation from year to year,
but the blended average rate of success for applicants
between 2011 and 2016 is 28.57%.
to the 7.5% total award overhead limit (direct/indirect
funds) – can unrecovered funds be designated as in-kind
Unrecovered indirect costs are not
an allowable source of matching funds.
the NSIIC grants designed for non-profits only?
All entities are eligible whether
for-profit or not for profit. The determining
factor will be the content of the project and how it
helps the industry as well as how well it fits
into the guides outlined in the Strategic Plan and
the Priorities List.
you accept applications after the
Applications received in the NSIIC
Office after the deadline will not be opened
but will be returned to the applicant without
review or comment.