USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications to fund Montana projects that could stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) generally fund pilot projects, field demonstrations, and on-farm conservation research. Applicants can request a maximum of $75,000 for projects lasting one to three years. Projects should address one or more of three identified resource concerns: soil health, water quality and quantity, and range health. All projects need to result in technology or methods that can be used to augment agency technical guidance and should be designed with an understanding of NRCS practice standards, pertinent assessment tools, and planning criteria.
Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2019.