Conservation Innovation Grants
The Conservation Innovation Grant program (CIG) is a voluntary program administered by NRCS to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection is leveraged 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. The grants require a 50-50 match between the agency and the applicant.
CIG is offered as both a nationwide and a state program.
Come to the Conservation Innovation Grants Showcase!
When: January 15, 2015, 10 am to noon
Location: Watershed Environmental Center - Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association
Who should come? Prospective CIG Applicants Meeting
Topics to be covered:
- Overview of the CIG Program
- 2015 Funding for CIG
- Conservation Focus Areas and Needs for 2015
- Previously-funded NJ CIG Projects
Presentations from leaders of 3 projects
- Mapping Priority Areas for Pollinator Habitat Creation and Identification of Barriers to Implementation
- Analyzing Bat Guano for Agricultural Pests to Reduce Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Populations and Improve Bat Habitat on New Jersey Farms
- APPlying New strategies to Nip Invasive Species in the Bud
Register by January 9th by contacting Greg Westfall, 732-537-6054 or firstname.lastname@example.org
No fee, but registration is encouraged.
New Jersey announces funding opportunities for the state component of CIG on Grants.gov once a year after the national CIG component is announced. The CIG State Component offers eligible entities the opportunity to apply for grants up to $75,000 for eligible projects within the state. Interested applicants may review the prior year funded projects and proposal requirements to get an idea of the types of projects funded.
Gregory Westfall, Resource Conservationist (732) 537-6054