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Conservation Innovation Grants

The Conservation Innovation Grant program (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 (EQIP) funds are used to award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or non-governmental 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. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers CIG. The CIG requires a 50-50 match between the agency and the applicant.


HELPFUL LINKS - Information on how to obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. - CIG applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at this web address.

All OMB standard forms (SF) necessary for CIG submission are available on the following OMB website:


National CIG Information

For information on the CIG National Program please visit the National Conservation Innovation Grants webpage