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Conservation Innovation Grants

Conservation Innovation Grants

The deadline for FY 2018 New Mexico CIG proposals is MAY 11, 2018.
New Mexico NRCS is requesting applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Applications are accepted for projects located in New Mexico only.  Eligible applicants are individuals, non-federal government and non-government organizations for projects between one and three years in duration.

New Mexico will fund up to $49,000 for fiscal year 2018.

Please read the NM Announcement for Program Funding (APF) for information on how to apply.  Note that
the May 1st deadline stated in the APF has been extended to  MAY 11, 

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The State Component CIG announcement of program funding will be posted on “” and proposals must be submitted through Workspace. Search for NM CIG or CDFA 10.912.

More information on completing the application materials, examples of funded projects and what is required of grantees is found at NRCS NATIONAL CIG.


Past New Mexico CIG Projects 



  • Remote Well Solutions / Propane generator/automated monitoring technology demonstration
  • Elephant Butte Irrigation District / Low head hydro-electric power generation on irrigation canals demonstration
  • McKinley and Lea SWCD's / No-till drill demonstrations
  • Jornada RC&D / Stream Barb demonstration on Palomas Creek, a dry arroyo
  • Rio Grande Community Farms / Drip irrigation and organic farming demonstration
  • NMSU Clovis Experiment Station / No-till/minimum tillage demonstration
  • Jarrett Dairies / Combined anaerobic digestion and wetland treatment of dairy waste
  • Canada Alamosa / Constructed Log Jams
  • NMSU / Adapting Planting and Harvesting Methods for Corn Silage to Increase Field Residue

Program Contact:

Athena Cholas
Resource Conservationist
100 Sun Avenue N.E., Suite 602
Albuquerque, NM 87109-3434
(505) 761-4419 voice
(855) 538-6003 fax