NRCS Greenhouse Gas Conservation Innovation Grants – Resources and Information
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) - Greenhouse Gas Awardees: Fiscal Year 2011
In fiscal year 2011, the Natural Resources Conservation Service awarded CIG grants specifically for Greenhouse Gas mitigation and carbon sequestration opportunities. To view a brief summary of the GHG Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) click here. The information includes the state(s) in which the project will be carried out, the total amount of NRCS funding provided, project title, and a brief project description.
This informational webpage has been developed to facilitate information exchange between the CIG recipients and NRCS state offices throughout the implementation phase of the projects. Resources on this page are intended to be dynamic and continually updated, especially throughout FY13 during the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) rollout.
NRCS Greenhouse Gas Conservation Innovation Grants and Fiscal Year 2013 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Assistance
General Information and Resources
National Bulletin to States Informing them of FY13 EQIP Funds Availability for CIG-Participating Producers (53.8 KB)
National Communication to State Conservationists regarding EQIP Funds Supporting Greenhouse Gas Conservation Innovation Grant Projects (289 KB)
Useful Information and Resources for NRCS Offices
Fact Sheet: The Palouse Soil Carbon Project
Fact Sheet: Delta Institute- Bringing Greenhouse Gas Benefits to Market
Fact Sheet: The Fertilizer Institute - Reducing N2O Losses from Cropping Systems for Environmental Credits with Fertilizer BMP’s
Fact Sheet: Special EQIP Project for Grazing Lands in Central and Eastern North Dakota
Fact Sheet: Mississippi – Greenhouse Gas Project
Special EQIP Project for Grazing Lands
Notice: Conservation Innovation Grants Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Announcement for Program Funding (75.5 KB)
Fact Sheet: Conservation Innovation Grant Program for Reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions and Promoting Carbon Sequestration (December 2010) (47 KB)
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Useful Information and Resources for Grant Recipients
National CIG information - NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program
National EQIP information - NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases link to NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant recipients and project descriptions
Press and Media Coverage
WESTERN FARM PRESS: California rice ahead of curve on reducing greenhouse gases
Rice contributes about a tenth of 1 percent of the GHG emissions from California’s agriculture sector – nearly the same as the global contribution. California rice emits an estimated three to four tons of GHGs per acre per year, with a potential reduction of half a ton through costly control measures. This translates to just $5 an acre on the current carbon trading market.
Western Farmer Stockman: EQIP Funding For Lancaster And Chester County Conservation Initiatives
NRCS awards EQIP fundings for special nutrient management programs in two southeast Pennsylvania counties. Apply before Feb. 15.
Lancaster Farming: Lancaster, Chester County Farms Eligible for Special Funding
The Natural Resources Conservation Service has awarded special funding for a Chesapeake Bay Foundation partnership project to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases on farms in Lancaster and Chester Counties.
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GHG CIG Contact: Adam Chambers, Ph.D.
Physical Scientist, Air Quality and Atmospheric Change Team
USDA-NRCS West National Technology Support Center
1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1000
Portland OR 97232-1202
ph. 503.273.2410 fax: 503.273.2401