Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Classic Program

Applications are accepted through October 11, 2022.
USDA will invest $15 million this year for the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Classic program. Through CIG Classic, grantees develop new tools, technologies, and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands and develop market-based solutions to resource challenges. This year’s funding priorities are climate-smart agriculture, addressing invasive species, and conservation in urban agricultural systems. At least 10% of the total funds available are set aside for proposals that entirely benefit historically underserved producers.