United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
06/29/20 11:59 PM EST Receipt
Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, for-profits, non-federal agencies, tribes, and individuals to promote the adoption and development of innovative approaches to conservation in agriculture. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Priority funding areas include water quality, water reuse, wildlife, air quality, and energy conservation.
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 specific applied conservation question using a statistically valid design while employing farm-scale equipment on farms, ranches, or private forest lands.
Innovative Conservation Projects or Activities: CIG funds the development and field testing, on-farm research and demonstration, evaluation, or implementation of:
Projects or activities under CIG must:
Up to 10 percent of the total funds available for CIG in FY 2020 is set-aside for proposals from historically underserved producers, veteran farmers or ranchers, or community-based organizations comprised of or representing these entities.
CIG Priorities for FY 2020:
For additional information and sub-priorites for each priority area, see pages 3-6 of the NOFO document in Attached Files below.
GrantWatch ID#: 129980
The funding minimum for a single award is $150,000 and the maximum for a single award is $2 million.
Proposals can be between 1 to 3 years in duration. Applicants should plan their projects based on a project start date of December 31, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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