The USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) announces up to $250,000 of funding available in Oregon for eligible individuals, local and state governments, non-governmental organizations, and tribes through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. Applicants submitting proposals for the Oregon CIG may request up to $75,000 of matching federal funds. Applicants must provide a least 50% non-federal match that can be cash, in-kind, or a combination of both.The proposal must involve Environmental Quality Incentive 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: energy, climate change mitigation and adaptation, water quality or quantity, plant health/vigor, soil quality, and wildlife habitat.
The deadline to submit an application is April 6, 2018.
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