Wisconsin NRCS Accepting Proposals for 2023 Conservation Innovation Grants
All non-Federal entities and individuals are invited to apply, with the sole exception of Federal agencies. Project proposal applications are due May 5, 2023.
MADISON, Wis., March 7, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Wisconsin, announced the availability of $500,000 in Wisconsin Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) funding to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. All non-Federal entities and individuals are invited to apply, with the sole exception of Federal agencies. Project proposal applications are due May 5, 2023.
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) is a competitive program that supports the development of new tools, approaches, practices, and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands. “Through creative problem solving and innovation, CIG partners work to address our nation's water quality, air quality, soil health and wildlife habitat challenges, all while improving agricultural operations,” said Acting Wisconsin State Conservationist Jamie Keith.
CIG project proposals must involve Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) eligible producers and should demonstrate the use of innovative technologies or approaches to address a natural resource concern. These resource concerns must fit into one of the following categories: Conservation Planning, Manure Management Systems or Climate Smart Management Systems.
Projects may be between one and three years in duration. The maximum award amount for a single award in 2023 is $500,000 and the minimum award amount is $50,000.
Wisconsin CIG grant application materials are available on Grants.gov at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=346629.
Complete application packets must be received by 10:59 p.m., Central Time on May 5, 2023, through www.grants.gov. For technical issues with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The funding available through this NFO is Federal financial assistance. Grants 101 Training is highly recommended for those seeking knowledge about Federal financial assistance. The training is free and available to the public via https://www.cfo.gov/grants-training/.
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