USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals for $12.5 million in national Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). CIG projects inspire creative problem-solving that boosts production on farms, ranches, and private forests. All U.S.-based non-Federal entities and individuals are eligible to apply. The grants support the development and field testing, on-farm research and demonstration, evaluation, or implementation of conservation technologies, practices, and systems and approaches to incentivizing conservation adoption. Grantees must match the CIG investment at least one to one. CIG priorities this year are increasing the pace and scale of conservation adoption, water quantity, pollinator habitat, and urban agriculture.
Proposals are due by July 30, 2019.