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2019 National CIG Awards

 

Pollinator Habitat

  Organization Project Title Historically Underserved Award Amount Matching Funds State(s)
1 University of
Minnesota
Maximizing Summer Cover Crop Conservation Benefits for Improved Vegetable Production X $493,613 $493,613 MN
2 Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State
University
Bee‐friendly beef: Integrating native
wildflowers into Southeastern grazing
systems
  $882,922 $882,982 VA, TN
3 Oregon State
University
New opportunities for establishing NRCS pollinator habitat in the Pacific Northwest   $850,000* $1,037,648 OR

Total Pollinator Habitat $2,226,535

Water Quantity

  Organization Project Title Historically Underserved Award Amount Matching Funds State(s)
1 Oklahoma State
University
Innovative Technologies for Water Conservation in Flood Irrigation Systems   $860,714 $860,978 OK, MS, UT, CA
2 Whatcom Conservation District Demonstration of the Benefits of Subirrigation Using Water Level Control Structures for Improved Agricultural Irrigation Water Use   $415,291 $415,292 WA
3 University of Hawaii Forecasting daily reference evapotranspiration and rainfall for water resources conservation and sustainable agriculture X $900,000* $1,442,226 HI, CA,
NE, MP,
GU

Total Water Quantity $2,176,005

 

Urban Agriculture

  Organization Project Title Historically Underserved Award Amount Matching Funds State(s)
1 University of Rhode Island How much is too much?: Managing fertilizer nutrients in high tunnel
vegetable production
  $312,980 $312,980 RI
2 Pennsylvania State
University
Spectrally‐Selective Solar Films for Operational Energy Conservation of
Urban Greenhouses
  $299,171 $299,538 PA
3 Greenprint Partners Unlocking the value of green infrastructure incentive programs for urban agriculture by leveraging private and public investment   $974,097 $1,000,000 IL, PA

Total Urban Agriculture $1,586,248

 

Accelerating Conservation Adoption

  Organization Project Title Historically Underserved Award Amount Matching Funds State(s)
1 University of Kentucky Ecological and Economic Benefits of Resource Conservation on Horse Farms   $361,674 $367,331 VA, KY
2 Perennial Farming
Initiative
Restore California and Healthy Soil
Carbon Fund
  $575,000 $575,000 CA
3 Croatan Institute Rural Regenerative Agricultural Districts: Accelerating the Adoption of
Regenerative Agricultural Practices in U.S. Farm Communities through the Development of an Innovative Financing Mechanism
  $700,000* $1,271,499 NC, WI,
OR, CA,
KS, MO
4 Appalachian
Sustainable
Development
Increasing Landscape‐Scale Adoption of Agroforestry Systems in Central Appalachia through Market‐
Based Incentives
X $386,539 $386,716 VA
5 MAD Agriculture The Perennial Fund: Combining Innovative Finance with Carbon Farm Planning and Training to Scale
Conservation with Organic Crop and
Carbon Markets
  $817,000* $1,479,481 MT, NE,
CO
6 University of Nebraska Accelerating Adoption of Water Conservation Technologies and
Management Practices Through Innovative Engagement Programming
  $850,000* $1,791,875 NE, OK,
CO, KS
7 The Conservation
Fund
Building Economic Access and Land
Opportunities
X $630,109 $735,631 GA, NC,
SC, WV
8 Iroquois Valley Farms,
LLC
Enabling healthy food production, soil
restoration and water quality improvement through the
establishment of secure and sustainable
farmland access tenures.
  $700,000* $1,275,000 IL
9 California Rice
Commission
The Pacific Flyway Wildlife Program   $757,964 $1,500,000 CA
10 American Forest
Foundation
Piloting the Family Forest Carbon
Program in the Central Appalachian Region
  $700,000* $973,000 MD, VA,
PA, WV

Total Conservation Adoption $6,478,286

Total Amount to Obligate $12,467,074478,286

Total Amount to HU $2,410,261 (19%)

*Star indicates NRCS will award less than the requested funding based on peer panel recommendations