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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 is open until April 25, 2014.

For more information about this funding opportunity visit: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/cig/

To apply electronically, visit http://www.grants.gov or contact a local NRCS office.

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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