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Conservation Innovation Grants

Funding Opportunity

NRCS offers 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 application period for the National CIG closed on February 24, 2014.
 

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. Proposals must be received by NRCS by 4:00 p.m. on May 22, 2015. Proposals sent via the United States Postal Service express mail or overnight courier service must be sent to the following address: USDA-NRCS, CIG Program, 771 Corporate Drive, Suite 210, Lexington, KY 40503. Proposals sent electronically must be sent through www.grants.gov or to tibor.horvath@ky.usda.gov.

CIG Program Contact 
Tibor Horvath, Kentucky CIG Program Manager USDA-NRCS
771 Corporate Drive, Suite 210
Lexington, KY 40503 
Phone: (859) 224-7413
 

Additional Information

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.

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