United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)
05/31/19 4:00 PM PST Receipt
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $75,000 to Oregon non-Federal governmental and non-governmental organizations, IHEs, and individuals to promote the development and implementation of innovative conservation strategies and technologies on agricultural lands. Required registrations may take several days to complete.
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.
CIG funds the development and field testing, on-farm research and demonstration, evaluation, or implementation of:
- Approaches to incentivizing conservation adoption, including market-based and
conservation finance approaches; and
- Conservation technologies, practices, and systems.
Projects or activities under CIG must comply with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws and regulations throughout the duration of the project; and
- Use a technology or approach that was studied sufficiently to indicate a high probability for success;
- Demonstrate, evaluate, and verify the effectiveness, utility, affordability, and usability of natural resource conservation technologies and approaches in the field;
- Adapt and transfer conservation technologies, management, practices, systems, approaches, and incentive systems to improve performance and encourage adoption;
- Introduce proven conservation technologies and approaches to a geographic area or agricultural sector where that technology or approach is not currently in use.
CIG Priorities for FY 2019:
1) Energy Priority
2) Air Quality and Atmospheric Change Priority
3) Water Quality Priority
4) Water Quantity Priority
5) Plant Health/Vigor Priority
6) Soil Quality Priority
7) Wildlife Habitat/Livestock Priority
For more details on these priority areas, see the Oregon CIG Announcement in Attached Files below, pages 3-6.
For the FY 2019 CIG award special considerations will be given in the selection process for those applicants that are either: 1) Historically Underserved producers, veteran farmers or ranchers (HU/VFR), or community-based organizations comprised of or representing these entities, or 2) the results of the proposal can be shown to directly benefit HU/VFRs.
GrantWatch ID#: 171690
The funding floor for a single award is $5,000 and the funding ceiling for a single award is $75,000.
Projects may be between one and three years in duration.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Oregon CIG Contact
Amy Fischer, CIG Program Manager
1201 NE Lloyd Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232