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Conservation Innovation Grants

Funding Opportunity

NRCS offers a funding opportunity to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. 
 

NRCS offers funding opportunities at the state level to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. Proposals must be received by NRCS by 4:00 p.m. (EST) on March 10, 2017. Proposals sent via the United States Postal Service express mail or overnight courier service must be sent to the following address: USDA-NRCS, CIG Program, 771 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Lexington, KY 40503. Proposals sent electronically must be sent through www.grants.gov or to mark.ferguson@ky.usda.gov.

CIG Program Contact 
Mark Ferguson, State Resource Conservationist
771 Corporate Drive, Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40503 
Phone: (859) 224-7370
 

Additional Information

Under CIG, Environmental Quality Incentives Program funds are used to award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or nongovernmental organizations, Tribes, or individuals.

CIG enables NRCS to work with other public and private entities to accelerate technology transfer and adoption of promising technologies and approaches to address some of the Nation's most pressing natural resource concerns. CIG will benefit agricultural producers by providing more options for environmental enhancement and compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations. NRCS administers CIG.