NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) National Competition FY 2019

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
USDA, NRCS
Description: 

Deadline Passed 07/30/2019. Deadline Unknown for 2020. The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) to agricultural producers, into NRCS technical manuals and guides, or to the private sector. CIG generally funds pilot projects, field demonstrations, and on-farm conservation research. On-farm conservation research is defined as an investigation conducted to answer a speciifc applied conservation question using a statistically valid design while employing farm-scale equipment on farms, ranches or private forest lands. 

Category: 
conservation, agriculture, management, research, planning
Funding Amount: 
$150,000-$2,000,000
Matching Funds: 
Yes.

Geography:

Eligibility: 
All CIG projects must involve EQIP-eligible producers that meet EQIP's eligibility requirements listed in 7 CFR § 1466.6(b)(1) through (3): • Be in compliance with the highly erodible land and wetland conservation provisions (7 CFR Part 12). • Be a person, legal entity, joint operation, Indian tribe, or native corporation who is engaged in agricultural production or forestry management or has an interest in the agricultural or forestry operation as defined in 7 CFR Part 1400. • Have control of the land involved for the term of the proposed contract period.
Contact Information: 
nrcscig@wdc.usda.gov