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NRCS Oregon Accepting Proposals for 2022 Conservation Innovation Grants

Release No.: 2022-03-002

Contact: Misty Beals, CIG Program Manger
541-523-7121, ext. 115
misty.beals@usda.gov

NRCS Oregon Accepting Proposals for 2022 Conservation Innovation Grants
Apply by May 13, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore., March 10, 2022  – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oregon announces up to $300,000 of funding is available for eligible individuals, local and state government, non-governmental organizations and tribes through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. Project proposals are due May 13, 2022. NRCS Oregon invites anyone interested in funding to attend a CIG webinar March 29 at 1 p.m. PST.

In conjunction with agricultural production, CIG is intended to encourage the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Projects must be within Oregon and may be area based or state-wide in scope.

The CIG proposal 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.

Resource concerns addressed must fall into one of the following sub-categories: energy, air quality and atmospheric change, water quality or quantity, plant health/vigor, soil quality, and wildlife habitat.

Projects may be between one and three years in duration. Applicants should plan their projects based on an estimated project start date of September 1, 2022. The maximum award amount for a single award in 2022 is $100,000.

Since 2009, the Oregon CIG program has awarded over one million dollars in competitive grants. Projects include designs, inventories, management practices or eco-market approaches on various landscapes. In 2021, NRCS Oregon awarded a total of $348,040 across five grants.

View the Oregon CIG grant announcement here on Grants.gov. Complete application packets must be received by 8:59 p.m., PST on May 13, 2022 through Grants.gov.

Webinar information:
March 29, 2022 at 1 p.m. PST

Join the Zoom Meeting: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1610304826?pwd=WldmSVVBM29ibHhCQ0lpdmV1ejNpZz09

Meeting ID: 161 030 4826
Passcode: 338216
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Questions? Contact Misty Beals at 541-523-7121, ext. 115 or misty.beals@usda.gov.

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