USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced up to $125,000 of funding available in Rhode Island 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. Applicants submitting proposals may request up to $75,000 of matching federal funds. 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 sub-categories: energy, climate change mitigation and adaptation, water quality or quantity, plant health/vigor, soil quality, and wildlife habitat.
The deadline for submitting an application is June 10, 2019.