US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)
07/14/19 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Grants ranging from $25,000 to $75,000 to New Jersey non-Federal entities and individuals to promote the development and implementation of creative conservation strategies and technologies on agricultural lands. Required registrations may take several days to complete. The proposal must involve Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) eligible producers and should demonstrate the use of innovative technologies or approaches to address a natural resource concern in one of the following sub-categories: Urban Agriculture, Soil Health, Forest Health and Hydroponics.
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:
- 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.
For additional information about CIG Criteria and priorities, see pages 3-4 of the Guidelines in Attached Files.
GrantWatch ID#: 171691
Award Ceiling: $75,000
Award Floor: $25,000
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.
Register at Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/custom/spoExit.jsp?p=/apply/register.faces
Christine Hall, State Resource Conservationist
USDA-NRCS-NJ State Office
220 Davidson Ave, 4th Floor
Somerset, NJ 08867
USA: New Jersey