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Conservation Innovation Grants – Pacific Islands Area – One Month Left – Apply Now

News from U.S. Department of Agriculture's
Farm Production and Conservation
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pacific Islands Area
300 Ala Moana Blvd., #4-118
Honolulu, HI 96850


April 11, 2018  –  Honolulu Hawaii,  – Conservation Innovation Grants – Pacific Islands Area  – One Month Left – Apply Now  

The Pacific Islands Area Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) funding in the amount of $300,000.00 is available for new Pacific Islands Area projects to help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to address natural resource conservation challenges on private agricultural and forest lands. This Announcement for Program Funding (APF) has been posted to www.grants.gov announcement number USDA-NRCS-PIA-CIG-18-001.

Project applications / proposals are due May 11, 2018.

The NRCS uses CIG to work with partners to accelerate transfer and adoption of promising technologies and approaches that address some of the island’s most pressing natural resource concerns. This year, Pacific Islands Area is prioritizing funding in these four areas:

  • Grazing Lands: Helping livestock producers make grazing management decisions, and improving access to conservation planning tools used for developing grazing management plans.
  • Organic Agriculture Systems: Helping organic producers develop innovative cropping and tillage systems, crop rotations, and intercropping systems.
  • Soil Health: Supporting both cropping and grazing systems, in a variety of climatic zones, that incorporate soil health management systems for addressing specific resource concerns such as depleted soil organic matter, and nutrient cycling. Evaluating multiple soil health assessment methods to assist in the development of new soil health indicators and thresholds.
  • Agroforestry:  Helping producers with new technics to improve their Agroforestry. These improvements could include an increase forestry diversification, improve productivity, or improved forest resiliency  to extreme weather events.

Conservation Innovation Grants – Pacific Islands Area  – One Month Left – Apply Now

 






Douglas R. Maguire, MBA
Public Affairs Specialist

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Farm Production and Conservation
Natural Resources Conservation Service
300 Ala Moana Blvd., #4-118
Honolulu, HI  96850
www.pia.nrcs.usda.gov

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