NRCS in California announced they are accepting applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) projects in California to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.
DAVIS, Calif., May 9, 2023 – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California announced they are accepting applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) projects in California to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.
Applications by interested partners are currently being accepted through June 19th, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The agency anticipates making selections by June 30, 2023, and expects to execute awards by September 30, 2023. These dates are estimates and are subject to change.
Applications are accepted from eligible entities for projects carried out across the State of California. A total of up to $500,000 is available for the California CIG competition this year.
All non-federal entities (NFE) and individuals are invited to apply, with the sole exception of federal agencies. Projects may be between one and three years in duration. The maximum award amount for a single award is $150,000.
NRCS administers CIG as part of its larger Environmental Quality Incentives Program. NRCS uses CIG to invest in innovative conservation technologies and approaches with the goal of wide-scale adoption to address natural resource issues.
Applications are accepted through www.grants.gov. Completing all steps required to start an application can take a significant amount of time, plan accordingly. Please contact email@example.com with questions. For technical issues with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A webinar for CIG applicants will be made available May 12, 2023. The webinar will be posted to the California CIG website Conservation Innovation Grants - California | Natural Resources Conservation Service (usda.gov).
More information on CIG can be found at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/cig/.
NRCS has provided leadership in a partnership effort to help America's private landowners and managers conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources since 1935. For more information on NRCS, visit www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov.