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2018 CIG National Funding Awards

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“Through our Conservation Innovation Grants, we are able to bring together a wide array of groups to drive innovation and spur cutting-edge projects. This year’s competition resulted in an impressive array of proposals that will ultimately benefit the people who grow our food and fiber.” - Bill Northey, USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation

On July 26, 2018, NRCS announced that the agency awarded $10.6 million to 22 projects through its 2018 national CIG competition. This year CIG focused on soil health, grazing lands, and organic agriculture.

CLICK HERE to explore the 2018 CIG projects in our interactive map.

Map of 2018 CIG projects