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FY 2013 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)

 

Best Management Practices for a Climate Friendly NurseryThe 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 (EQIP) funds are used to award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or non-governmental organizations, Tribes, or individuals. CIG enables the Natural Resources Conservation Service (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 NRCS administers CIG.

There are two separate opportunities to apply for the CIG program:

National CIG -- March 22, 2013 due date for pre-proposals

Competitive grants of up to $1 million of Federal match to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies on agricultural lands. For FY 13, NRCS anticipates the amount available for support of this program will be up to $25 million. Applications are requested from eligible governmental or non-governmental organizations, institutions of higher education, or individuals for competitive consideration of grant awards for projects between 1 and 3 years in duration. Information regarding the National CIG program can be found at: 2013 National CIG grant program.


State CIG -- May 17, 2013 application deadline

Competitive grants of up to $75,000 of Federal match, to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies on agricultural lands in Oregon. Applications are requested from eligible governmental or non-governmental organizations, institutions of higher education, or individuals for competitive consideration of grant awards for projects between 1 and 3 years in duration. Information regarding the Oregon CIG program can be found at: 2013 Oregon CIG.


CIG Projects Funded In Oregon

Tunnel Sprayer Rain Harvest Catchment  
Floating wetland    

   


Archived Oregon CIG Information

FY 2012 Oregon CIG
FY 2011 Oregon CIG
FY 2010 Oregon CIG
FY 2009 Oregon CIG


Oregon CIG Contact

Todd Peplin, Oregon NRCS CIG Program Manager
Phone: (541) 923-4358 ext 131
Email: todd.peplin@or.usda.gov