Support of this program in FY 2013 will be up to $25 million, nationally. At least 50 percent of the total cost of CIG projects must come from non-federal matching funds, including cash and in-kind contributions provided by the grant recipient.
The CIG grant award process is a two-step process, and only pre-proposals are being solicited at this time. Applications for the pre-proposal phase should be received by NRCS before 4 p.m. (EDT) on March 15. NRCS will announce the selected CIG pre-proposal applications by April 5, and selected applicants will be required to submit a full proposal to NRCS by May 3.
Here is the link to the full CIG grant announcement.