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Conservation Innovation Grants

NRCS provides funding opportunities for agriculturalists and others through various programs. Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) is a voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production. Under CIG, Environmental Quality Incentives Program funds are used to award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or nongovernmental organizations, Tribes, or individuals.

CIG enables NRCS to work with other public and private entities to accelerate technology transfer and adoption of promising technologies and approaches to address some of the Nation's most pressing natural resource concerns. CIG will benefit agricultural producers by providing more options for environmental enhancement and compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations. NRCS administers CIG.

Funding Opportunity

National Competition

NRCS is offering a funding opportunity to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. The funding opportunity is now available. The application period will close Feb. 24, 2015.

FY 2015 CIG Announcement for Program Funding (PDF, 483 KB)

Additional materials for potential applicants.

A webinar for potential applicants will be hosted on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 1 pm EST.

  • https://www.connectmeeting.att.com
  • Meeting Number - 8888449904
  • ​Access Code: 8496135

Call in to 1-888-844-9904 and use participant access code 8496135#​

All questions will be taken via the webinar interface in order to deliver the best audio quality.

Note: No prior registration is required, but checking equipment and software functionality prior to the beginning of the scheduled event is recommended. If more than one participant from the same location is planning on attending, please conserve lines for others by calling in as a group.

State Competition

NRCS offers funding opportunities at the state level to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. No state funding opportunities are available at this time. Information on State funding opportunities will be provided as they are announced.

Contact

Michael Brady, Program Manager
Phone: 720-544-2813
Email: Michael.Brady@co.usda.gov