USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced up to $200,000 of funding available in Massachusetts for eligible individuals, local and state governments, non-governmental organizations, and tribes through Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). These grants are intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection. CIG recipients must provide a non-federal funding match at least equal to the amount of federal funding requested. 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 categories: water quality, silvopasture, wildlife habitat.
Applications are due by April 23, 2021.