Conservation Innovation Grants On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials

Applications are due September 22, 2022.
USDA is accepting applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials that feature collaboration between NRCS and partners to implement on-the-ground conservation activities and then evaluate their impact. Incentive payments are provided to producers to offset the risk of implementing innovative approaches. This year’s funding priorities are climate-smart agricultural solutions, irrigation water management, nutrient management, and soil health. A total of $25 million is available through this program, with at least 10% of the total funds set aside for proposals that entirely benefit historically underserved producers.