USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Wisconsin announced that up to $500,000 is available for eligible individuals, local and state government, non-governmental organizations, and tribes through the NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. Applicants must match the USDA funds awarded on a dollar-for-dollar basis from non-Federal sources with cash and in-kind contributions. The CIG proposal must involve Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) eligible producers and should demonstrate the use of innovative technologies or approaches to address a natural resource concern. These resource concerns must fit into one of the following categories: Conservation Planning, Manure Management Systems, or Soil Health Management Systems.
Project proposals are due May 7, 2021.