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USDA/NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are competitive grants that drive public and private sector innovation in resource conservation. CIG projects inspire creative problem solving that boosts production on farms, ranches, and private forests – ultimately, they improve water quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat.

Terms & Qualifications:

  • Provides funding to non-Federal governmental, non-governmental organizations or individuals to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.

Funding Available:

  • Grant: Federal: Varies per year
  • Grant: State: Varies per year
  • Total Federal Available Funding: $15 million (2020)

Program Administrator:
U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA; Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

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