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Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) - State Component

Idaho NRCS Offering $150,000 for Conservation Innovation Grants in FY 2019.

The FY 2019 Idaho Conservation Innovation Grants application period is as follows:

Funds will be awarded through a statewide competitive process. This includes submitting a full proposal application.  Proposals must be received at the website by June 7, 2019 by 5 PM Mountain time.  The proposals HAVE to be submitted through the website.  A copy can also be sent to by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on June 7, 2019

Selected projects may lead to the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.

 This year, applications for all resource concerns will be considered by Idaho. These include Rangeland, Wildlife, Soil Health and any other categories that relate to NRCS conservation priorities.  Special consideration for funding will be given to applications that relate to the following priorities related to Water Quantity and Quality:

  • Irrigation Water Management: This priority will focus on innovative water management systems that enhance a producer’s ability to monitor irrigation needs effectively; manage irrigation practices efficiently; and increase water, energy, and nutrient savings while maintaining high levels of food and fiber production. Innovative irrigation systems should focus on balancing producer needs with conservation benefits. 
  • Source Water Protection/Precision Agriculture: This priority will focus on innovative processes to protect source water from pollutants and contaminants through proper application of pesticides, herbicides and proper farming practices using precision and other agricultural techniques that can demonstrate their usefulness in the protection of source water.

Applicants are encouraged to completely read and understand the requirements for application for this grant, as described in the FY 2019 Idaho CIG Grant Announcement.

FY 2019 REQUIRED Documents for Idaho Grant Proposals are all outlined in the RFP hereAny grant that is submitted without ALL of the required additional documentation will not be considered for funding.

 Funded CIG Projects

FY 2018
FY 2017 - There were no awards made this year.
FY 2016
FY 2015
FY 2014
FY 2013
FY 2012
FY 2011
FY 2010
FY 2009
FY 2008
FY 2007
FY 2006

For More Information

For more information please see the National NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants webpage, read the information in the files listed above, or contact one of the NRCS personnel listed below.


Technical and Program Questions:

Denise Adkins, Resource Conservationist for Technical Resources
Phone (208) 685-6991